Police: One man responsible for 4 hotel robberies in 5 days
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) —
Dozens of individual and business robberies have occurred in the last month in the capital city, police telling KATV that unfortunately it's expected this time of year.
Just in the last five days, four separate hotel chains were robbed at gunpoint. The suspect, successfully walking away with an undisclosed amount of cash from at least three of the four robberies.
LRPD added that two of the robberies occurred on Monday, just thirty minutes apart. The suspect is described as a black man in his 20’s, with a dark complexion wearing a red bandanna covering his face, with a grey hoodie and black pants. He stands at about 5’7 and weighs around 140 lbs.
It all started on last Thursday around 4 a.m, when the suspect reportedly robbed the Candlewood Suites on West Markham Street by pointing a gun at the clerk and demanding the entire cash drawer.
On Sunday, police suspect the same man made a stop at the Super 7 Inn off I-30 and used his gun to bang on the window; a clerk ducked and called 911 so he left quickly after.
On Monday morning, minutes apart, the M Star Hotel on Breckenridge Drive and the Garden Inn and Suites on West 8th Street. At one of the hotels, he allegedly took the whole, while at the other he grew impatient after being told there wasn't a safe and left with the cash from the drawer.
"Usually an individual like that kind of gets on a roll, as long as their getting money, they're probably not getting a lot of money each time so that's why you got to keep going back and getting more...eventually that individual will get caught because they keep doing it,” said LRPD Sergeant Steven Moore.
The suspect may be driving an older model baby blue Cutlass or Crown Victoria, with damage to the front of the grill.
If you can identify the suspect, or know of his whereabouts, you’re asked to call LRPD at (501) 371-4660.