Police looking for man who robbed hotel at gunpoint in Roseville

Posted at 10:32 AM, Sep 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-27 17:40:18-04

Police are looking for a man who robbed a hotel at gunpoint around 1 a.m. Thursday.

The suspect entered the lobby of the Microtel Inn carrying a gas can, police say. He returned a few minutes later holding a handgun in his left hand but did not fire any shots.

Police say he demanded that the clerk open the register and give him all the money. Several witnesses were in the lobby when the robbery occurred, but no one was injured. Police say the clerk was pregnant but not harmed.

One of the occupants, a 13-year-old girl, was allowed by the suspect to go sit with her mother. Police say everyone complied to the suspect's demands. The suspect then left the lobby in an unknown direction.

"It scared the life out of me," the young teenager told 7 Action News with the permission of her parents. "My heart dropped and I almost fell on the floor."

Click on the video to hear from the teen and her parents. 

Roseville PD is requesting assistance in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeremy Scicluna at 586-447-4510.