ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police have arrested a 38-year-old man suspected of two armed robberies.

Police say John Moore also is charged with assault and theft.

A man wearing a bucket hat Thursday walked into a Northway Mall grocery and stole meat costing hundreds of dollars.

When security officers confronted him, the suspect brandished a gun and drove off with the meat.

On Friday, the same man entered a JC Penney store, took clothing and left without paying. The suspect again brandished a handgun and fled in a maroon car.

Police on Saturday arrested Moore, wearing a bucket hat, as he rode a bike on Fifth Avenue near Merrill Field. Police say he was carrying a pellet gun that looks like a firearm.

Online court records do not list an attorney for Moore.

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