Hotel robbed by man with gun

Police are on the hunt for an armed robber who held up a Kamloops motel’s front desk, Monday night.

  • Apr. 11, 2017 2:00 p.m.

— Kamloops this Week

Police are on the hunt for an armed robber who held up a Kamloops motel’s front desk on Monday night.

RCMP Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said a masked man entered the Howard Johnson Inn at 530 Columbia St. at about 10:15 p.m. and pointed a pistol at the clerk.

“The suspect went directly to the cash drawer and took some money while ordering the clerk to get into a back room,” Shelkie said. “The male then left. The clerk was not injured.”

Police couldn’t find the robber.

Shelkie said the suspect was wearing a balaclava, a black hoodie, black Adidas track pants with white stripes down the leg and carrying a dark-coloured backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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