Man busted for trying to sell gun stolen in Eagle River burglary

Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 15:36

Anchorage police said they arrested a 34-year-old man after he was caught trying to sell a firearm stolen from an Eagle River home the week before.

On Aug. 7 at around 8 a.m., police were called to a residence on David Avenue for a report of a burglary. There, homeowners reported that while they were away, someone tampered with an exterior fuse box before prying open a window to get into the home. Police said two vehicles were stolen, along with several other items.

According to police, one of the vehicles, a 1989 Chevy pickup, was found abandoned on Duben Avenue in Anchorage. The second vehicle, a 2004 Honda CRV, has not been recovered.

On Aug. 14, police responded to the Cash America on West Fireweed Lane in Anchorage for a report of a man trying to sell a stolen gun. There, they found the gun was one that had been stolen in the David Avenue heist and arrested Devin M. Greene, 34, on charges of second-degree theft. Greene was additionally charged with fourth-degree misconduct involving a controlled substance after he was allegedly caught with methamphetamine.

Police said the burglary case remains under investigation.

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