Police: Armed suspect tried to rob Chesapeake Econo Lodge

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A suspect is wanted in an attempted armed robbery at an Econo Lodge off South Military Highway in Chesapeake.

Police say a suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at hotel employees just before 3 a.m. Wednesday, vacating the lobby. After realizing there was a glass wall separating himself from the employees, police say the suspect fled on foot.

The description given to police is a 5’8 black male weighing 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded jacket. red brimmed ball cap, black jeans, white tennis shoes and wearing gloves. 

The incident is currently under investigation, but anyone with information is encouraged to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. 

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