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Hotel Worker Robbed at Gunpoint

by Katie Pyzyk October 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm 4,245 24 Comments

Police say a man with a gun robbed a worker at the Days Inn on the 2200 block of Arlington Blvd last night.

According to police, a man walked into the hotel lobby around 6:30 p.m. and pointed a gun at the desk worker while demanding she get on the ground. The suspect then went behind the desk and took an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register.

While the suspect was in the lobby, a customer entered the area and the suspect turned the gun on him, ordering him to the ground. The suspect then fled through a back door. Nobody sustained any physical injuries in the incident.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 5’10” with a medium build. At the time of the robbery, he was wearing khaki pants, a dark jacket, a dark winter hat and a dark scarf that covered part of his face. The witnesses said he appeared to be in his 40s.

There are no pictures of the suspect because the hotel’s surveillance camera was not working at the time of the robbery. Besides the two victims, there were other people near the hotel lobby at the time of the incident, but they claim to have not heard or seen anything. According to Arlington County Police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck, those people were visiting from another country and had been drinking.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call the non-emergency line at 703-558-2222.

  • drax

    Time for a white man, around 5’10″ with a medium build roundup!

    • Courtlander

      As I was reading the description, I kept thinking they were describing me, then I thought really hard about where I was last night and realized I don’t need to be suspicious of myself.

      • drax

        We’re still gonna round you up though.

        • Courtlander

          No need. I was wearing jeans last night.

          • drax

            Sure you were.

          • DCBuff

            When are you people (you know who you are) going to stop bringing up racial profiles? And fashion faux-pas?

          • drax

            You understand that I’m using satire to criticize racial (and other) profiling, right? Just making sure.

  • FahFah

    I know a guy who fits this description AND owns Khakis!

  • Captain_Obvious

    Wearing a scarf, huh ? Quick, how tall is Moran’s son? I hear he needs a job, so…

    • Crystal Lite

      Well done!

    • YTK

      Definitely a +10,000

    • Right of Center


  • at least he was dressed the part

  • donna

    “There are no pictures of the suspect because the hotel’s surveillance camera was not working at the time of the robbery.”


  • Hank

    According to my statistics, 100% of Days Inns in Arlington have been robbed or been the scene of prostitution stings since the beginning of 2012.

  • Hanky Panky

    What other useful stats do you have in your handy farmers

  • Hank

    That was it. It’s a very short almanac.

    • WeiQiang

      so, since it’s missing data, you might say that it’s a some-manac, not an all-manac.

      • Michelle Obama

        It seems to be missing the section on how to reply to specific blog comment threads.

      • Hank

        Oh no, it’s an “all”-manac since it is specific to the two Days Inns that are located in Arlington. The data is complete.

  • Mick

    Did Trevor make bail?

  • blu ray ivy

    Can we start a petition to deem that place a public nuisance and demolish it?

    • Ricardo

      Use eminent domain to make it a Homeless Hotel.

      • DCBuff

        With worldclass bocce court, please. And one of those spray park thingies.


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