ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Authorities have released surveillance photos of a suspect believed to have robbed a man outside a north St. Louis motel.
The 55-year-old victim told police he was with a friend at the Budget Inn, located at 3607 Hamilton, and had invited the suspect, who they did not know, to drink alcohol with them. While they were outside the hotel, the suspect showed a firearm and demanded the victim’s property, leading to a struggle between the two. During the struggle, the suspect hit the victim with the gun several times, authorities said.
The suspect removed money from the victim’s pocket and ran north on Hamilton, according to authorities.
The victim refused medical treatment.
Anyone with information regarding the suspect should contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).
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