Hotel Clerk Thwarts Attempted Robbery

 
by Liz Cooper, lcooper@k2tv.com
Taylor Viydo, tviydo@k2tv.com 
 
An attempted robbery at a Casper hotel was thwarted after an employee pulled a gun on two suspects, say Casper Police.
 
Police say just before 1 a.m. Friday morning, two black males entered the front desk area of the Quality Inn on Poplar street and approached a female clerk. According to the clerk, one of the suspects gestured as if he had a gun and said "This is no joke, this is a hold up." 
 
Police say the female clerk then pulled out her own gun from a lunch box behind the desk. The two men then reportedly fled on foot. 
 
The male suspects were reportedly wearing something to cover their faces. 
 
Investigators say no shots were fired and no arrests have been made. 
 
Meanwhile, Police are also investigating a similar robbery that happened on New Years Eve at a hotel in Laramie. Just after midnight on December 31st, Investigators say two men entered the Fairfield Inn with their faces covered with bandanas and demanded money. 
 
Investigators say one of the robbers in the Laramie robbery displayed a handgun. The two then escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

Laramie Police describe the suspects as two black men in their early 20's. One is about 5-8 and 150 pounds while the other is about 6-2 and 195 pounds. 

Authorities in Loveland, Colorado are also investigating a similar hotel robbery from Thursday morning.
 
Around 4:45 Thursday morning, Loveland Police say two black men, one 6-foot-2 and the other 5-foot-5 entered a hotel and demanded money. Like the Laramie robbery, only one of the robbers showed a gun, and both had their faces covered. Those suspects left the hotel with an undisclosed amount of cash.
 
As of Friday, authorities would not comment in the three cases were connected. 
 

Quality Inn of Casper


Surveillance footage of the Laramie hotel robbers. (Courtesy: Laramie PD)