Two men rob local hotel

Published 5:05 pm Thursday, May 17, 2012


The Washington Police Department is searching for two suspects in an armed robbery early Wednesday morning.

The robbery occurred at the Days Inn on Carolina Avenue in Washington just after 2 a.m. A police press release said that two men approached hotel employees to inquire about a room, but once inside the hotel office, they produced two weapons — a gun and a knife — and demanded money from the register.

According to the statement, the two robbery suspects are described as black men, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, both in their early to mid-20s. Witnesses said the man wielding the knife was dressed in blue jeans and a dark blue polo-style shirt. The man with the handgun was wearing black jeans and a black polo-style shirt. When asked if the men should be considered dangerous, Det. Sgt. Ronnie L. Watson of the Washington Police Department answered, “Absolutely.”

Anyone with information about the armed robbery at Days Inn should call Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at 252-974-6400 or the Washington Police Department at 252-946-1444.