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Investigators: Suspects in hotel robbery could be connected to second hotel robbery


A recent robbery at a hotel on Berryville Road in Lexington County could be connected to another hotel robbery over two weeks ago, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

Lexington County sheriff's investigators say two masked men entered a Red Roof Inn around 1:30 a.m on Oct. 14 and robbed the two employees at the desk at gunpoint. 

“Surveillance video shows the suspects armed with silver semiautomatic handguns,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said in a statement. “We’ve gotten word of a white work van similar to a Ford Transit leaving the area right after the robbery. It might be associated with this case.”

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Koon goes on to say both suspects were wearing clothing similar to those worn in a robbery at a Quality Inn on Piney Grove Road back on Oct. 6.

Officials say armed robberies generally increase this time of year.

"As we come up on the holiday season, there's a greater demand for cash out in the community so people are looking to take opportunity to steal whatever they can. Not just as an armed robbery, but in general," Capt. Bill Galardi with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said.

If you have any information about this case, please contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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