Colonie motel guest robbed at gunpoint

Updated: 01/17/2014 12:37 PM
Created: 01/17/2014 8:41 AM WNYT.com
By: WNYT Staff

COLONIE – Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Super 8 Motel on Central Avenue.

The victim tells police she answered the door for two men at 1:30 a.m. Friday. She had advertised as an escort online and thought a customer was at the door.

She says instead the two men demanded money and one of them displayed what appeared to be a silver handgun.

Police have released a description of both suspects:

  • Suspect 1: An Hispanic male, 5' 10”, 175 lbs., with facial hair on chin. He was wearing a red baseball hat, tan vest, white and red camouflage pants, and red and white Nike sneakers.
  • Suspect 2: A Black male, 5' 7”-5' 10”, 170 pounds, clean shaven. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, bluejeans, and black Nike sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call Colonie Police at 518-783-2744.


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