Airport Hotel Holdup - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Airport Hotel Holdup



    An armed man robbed the desk clerk at the Embassy Suites Philadelphia - Airport overnight. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013)

    An armed man held up a hotel clerk near the airport overnight.

    The man walked into the Embassy Suites Philadelphia - Airport on Bartram Avenue around 12:50 a.m. and approached the shift manager, who was alone in the lobby.

    As the shift manager got behind the counter, the man pointed a silver handgun at her demanding her to hand over money, according to Philadelphia Police.

    The 39-year-old clerk told police that she explained to the man that there was no money at the front desk. The suspect then ordered her into the employees only area where the money is kept.

    The clerk handed over $485 from a cash drawer and the armed man fled, according to police.

    The clerk wasn’t harmed, police said. 

    Police described the suspect as being in his mid-30s, about 5-foot-8inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a blue "PHILA" baseball cap, blue shorts and a light-colored T-shirt.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia Police.

    The Embassy Suites is one hotel in a strip of a half dozen or so hotels located across I-95 from Philadelphia International Airport.


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