South Col­lege Av­enue ho­tel robbed at gun­point

Newark Post - - Local News - By JOSH SHAN­NON jshan­non@ches­

A gun­man is on the loose af­ter rob­bing a Ne­wark ho­tel last week.

The man walked into the Red Roof Inn at 1119 S. Col­lege Ave. at ap­prox­i­mately 6:30 a.m. April 8 and de­manded money from em­ploy­ees.

Af­ter an em­ployee opened the cash reg­is­ter, the rob­ber jumped over the counter and grabbed an undis­closed amount of cash be­fore run­ning out of the ho­tel, said Cpl. James Spadola, a spokesman for the Ne­wark Po­lice De­part­ment.

The rob­ber is de­scribed as an ap- prox­i­mately 25-year-old black man with a thin build and be­tween 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was armed with a black hand­gun.

Spadola said no sur­veil­lance photos are avail­able.

Any­one with ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion on this in­ci­dent should con­tact Det. Daniel Bys­tricky at 302-366-7100 ext. 3136 or Daniel.Bys­ . You can send an anony­mous text mes­sage tip by tex­ting 302NPD and your mes­sage to TIP411. In­for­ma­tion can also be pro­vided anony­mously to Crime Stop­pers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or via the in­ter­net at www.tip­sub­ where a re­ward may be avail­able.

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