Police search for robber of Holiday Inn

October 16, 2001|By AARON CLAVERIE, Staff Writer

CALEXICO — The Police Department here is looking for the person who robbed the Holiday Inn on Imperial Avenue on Sunday morning.

Calexico police Sgt. Jim Neujahr said the desk clerk who was robbed told police a man walked into the lobby at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, "inquired about a room and then drew a revolver."

After forcing the desk clerk to lie face down on the floor, the thief pilfered an undisclosed amount of money from the register and left.

The desk clerk said he didn't see how the bandit escaped because the clerk stayed on the floor for several minutes, according to Neujahr.


On Monday the department released a description of the bandit.

According to the clerk, the robber was 30 to 35 years old, weighed around 170 pounds and stood 5 foot 7 to 5 foot 8 inches tall. The robber is said to have black hair, brown eyes, a mustache, a dark complexion and fat cheeks.

He was said to be wearing a flannel shirt buttoned to the top and black pants.

The clerk said the robber might have been riding a black beach cruiser bicycle around 2 a.m. in front of the hotel.

"Anyone who might have seen the subject in the area, give us a call," Neujahr said.

He said the incident is not related to the recent El Vaquero robbery.

Staff Writer Aaron Claverie can be reached at 337-3419 or

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