Police Investigate Robbery Attempt at Holiday Inn Express

posted by Caroline Cook -

Roanoke, VA - January 17, 2018 - Roanoke Police responded to the Holiday Inn Express in the 800 block of Gainsboro Road, NW, at approximately 8:47 p.m. last night to invesigate a report of an attempted robbery.  

When confronted by the suspect, two hotel employees locked themselves in the hotel office and called police.  The employees told police that at one point the suspect pointed what appeared to be a handgun at them.  Unable to gain entry into the office, the suspect ran away on foot and no one was hurt.

It is unclear as to whether the suspect is male or female because his/her face was covered; however, the person was white, medium build, and between 5'7" to 5'10" in height. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Roanoke Police Department tip line at 540-344-8500. Callers can choose to remain anonymous.


Photo:  Holiday Inn Express website

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