Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Alejandro Aulman Arrested And Charged In Association With Eight Strong-Arm Robberies In Anchorage, Alaska In January 2013

Screenshot of Aulman
A January one-man crime wave in Anchorage has been shut down, and the perpetrator has been arrested and indicted. On February 26th, 2013, 25-year-old Alejandro Aulman was arraigned on the numerous crimes for which he had already been indicted. Aulman had been indicted by a grand jury on Friday February 22nd on seven counts of robbery, nine counts of assault, three counts of burglary and one count of theft; this was in addition to charges of first-degree robbery and first-degree assault in a hand-shooting incident. At his arraignment, Aulman pleaded not guilty to all charges. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for April 2nd, and a tentative trial has been set for the week of April 29th; he remains held on $50,000 bail as of this post.

Aulman has his own dedicated page in the Alaska Court System database; the current charges are documented as Case No. 3AN-13-00599CR. But Aulman has a criminal past. In November 2007, he pleaded guilty to three counts felony burglary in a dwelling and was sentenced to 190 days actual jail time, probation, and restitution; then in February 2009, he pleaded guilty to felony armed robbery with four other charges including witness tampering dismissed, and was sentenced to seven years in jail, with one year suspended. The case record does not reveal why he was released from jail earlier than 2015.

Here's a summary of the eight crimes of which Aulman is accused, based upon my previous posts HERE and HERE as fleshed out by current media stories. Note that although his victims described him as "Hispanic-looking", he actually looks more White, so they may have been judging him by his accent:

-- Robbery #1: Occurred at a home on the 1400 block of East 12th Avenue in Fairview sometime during the evening of January 1st. The robber knocked on the door, asked to use the phone, then when the resident turned his back to get the phone, the robber took the resident's handgun, hit him over the head with it, and got away with the gun, a phone, and a small amount of cash. The the victim was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. The victim did not contact police until 8:30 A.M. on January 2nd. KTVA Channel 11 subsequently reported that Aulman used this gun in his subsequent crimes.

-- Robbery #2: Occurred on January 2nd at around 8:30 A.M. at the Subway shop at 6110 Old Seward Hwy., just south of Old Seward’s intersection with Dowling Road. The suspect brandished a handgun while demanding money from the till, and escaped on foot to the west with a small undisclosed amount of cash. Only three employees were present; none were hurt. In a comment, Elizabeth Petrivelli suggested the employees should have thrown hot soup in the robber's face.

-- Robbery #3: Occurred on January 3rd shortly before 9:30 A.M. at the Pizza Hut outlet at 118 E. 6th Ave., just east of the Anchorage Museum. The robber brandished a handgun and demanded money from a female employee, who handed the man a bag of coins and fled to another employee in the kitchen. The robber followed, but then returned to the register and removed an undisclosed amount of cash, departing in an SUV.

-- Robbery #4: On January 9th, a robber hit the Extended Stay Hotel at 108 E. 8th Ave., taking not only money from the front-desk clerk but also her purse.

-- Robbery #5: Occurred on January 13th. Around 10 A.M., a man described as Caucasian, wearing a mask and a black, hooded sweatshirt and all-black clothing walked into the Burger King at 700 Northway Drive and demanded money. The man brandished a handgun and employees gave him cash, after which the robber departed. Nobody was injured, and police were notified at 10:10 A.M.

-- Robbery #6: On January 15th. a woman called police at about 6 P.M. to report that she had just woken up covered in blood after answering the door at her home on the 2700 block of East 17th Avenue in the Airport Heights neighborhood. The contents of the victim’s purse had been dumped out on the floor and a small amount of cash was taken. The victim was transported to the hospital where she was treated for multiple facial bone fractures.

-- Robbery #7: Also on January 15th, a man said the door to his home on the 1600 block of Birchwood Street in the Airport Heights neighborhood had been kicked in between 8:30 A.M. and 5 P.M. It was never reported whether or not anything was taken.

-- Robbery #8: Also on January 15th, a woman called police at about 4:30 P.M. after she was shot in the hand by a man who had offered her a ride in his SUV, then tried to take her purse. She was able to escape near 10th Avenue and Latouche Street. The suspect was tracked to his residence near the 1200 block of Nelchina St., identified as Alejandro Aulman, and a background check revealed that he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and was on probation for second-degree robbery. Aulman was arrested on the outstanding warrant along with additional charges of first-degree assault and first-degree robbery.


  1. Nice guy.

    Should still have been locked up. Really, a gent who does things like this, should never be released into society again. I don't mean life sentence, although he should do on the order of 25 years, but we need a colony to ship him to with other incorrigibles.

  2. That's why I thought the Aleutians existed. Too bad we didn't turn Adak into a prison colony after the Navy left. Of course, it might have been difficult to recruit a continuous supply of corrections officers willing to work there.