ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke City Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Holiday Inn Express on Gainsboro Road.
Police say they responded to the call at 8:47 p.m. They say two hotel employees were confronted by a suspect, then locked themselves in the hotel office and called police.
The suspect reportedly showed the employees a handgun. The suspect was unable to get into the office and fled the area.
The suspect is described as a white male or female of medium build between 5’7″ and 5’10” in height. Employees were unable to tell if the suspect was a man or woman because the suspect’s face was covered. The employees were not hurt.
Anyone with information is asked to call the RPD tip line at 540-344-8500. Callers can choose to remain anonymous.