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Suspect Sought In Attempted Armed Robbery Of Delaware Hotel

NEWARK, Del. (CBS) – Police in Delaware are searching for an armed suspect who attempted to rob a hotel over the weekend.

The incident happened at about 10:50 p.m. Saturday at the Howard Johnson Inn & Suites on South College Avenue in Newark.

According to investigators, the suspect entered the hotel’s lobby, pointed a gun at a clerk and demanded money.

The clerk retreated into a back office and the suspect left the lobby without receiving any money.

The suspect is described as a thin, light-skinned black male, approximately 5’8” to 6’1” tall. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and a white scarf covering his face. He was also wearing white socks over his hands and had an unknown dark-colored apron or shirt draped around his waist.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cpl. Marc DiFrancesco at 302-366-7110 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

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