Roanoke City Police investigating armed robbery at Holiday Inn Express

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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.

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