Man robs San Antonio motel at gunpoint after asking for change

San Antonio police: Same suspect could be behind recent hotel robbery in UTSA area


A northwest San Antonio motel was robbed early Thursday morning and police believe the suspect could be behind a similar robbery in the area.

The clerk at the Sleep Inn located in the 8300 block of Interstate 10 West said a man walked into the motel around 1:15 a.m. and handed him two $1 bills.
"He asked the clerk for change, and when the clerk made change or tried to make change, the suspect jumped over the counter and took cash," said Roger Zuniga, patrol officer for the San Antonio police department.
According to a police report, the man was aggressive. He demanded all the money and poked the clerk in the chest as he pointed a black semi-automatic handgun at him, police said.
Police said the suspect then fled on foot with about $400.
Police said in a recent robbery, a man also asked for $2 in change before stealing cash from the drawer of the La Quinta Inn in the 5600 block of Utex Boulevard near UTSA.
"A lot of similarities in the way the robbery occurred as far as the method he used to ask for money, and the method of taking the money as well," Zuniga said.
Police said during the previous robbery the suspect fled in a getaway car.
The man who robbed both hotels was described as six foot tall with a similar build, and threatening.

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