Troopers Investigate Kivalina Robbery

Last week the village store in Kivalina was shut down while state troopers investigated a theft. The store had $180,000 on hand in its safe to cash forthcoming Permanent Fund Dividend checks in hopes that villagers would spend locally. Somebody broke into the store and took the money out of the safe, which may not have been locked. Accused are two cousins – Robert Swan, 19, and Brandon Swan, 18. The money was found stashed and buried in various places in the village, but not all of it. Troopers say more charges will be forthcoming.

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