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Suspects wanted in Salisbury hotel robbery, linked to Thomasville robbery

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police Department investigators are looking for two men who robbed the Comfort Inn and Suites this weekend, and it’s believed the two also tried to rob a hotel in Thomasville, officials said.

The robbery occurred at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the hotel, 1040 E. Innes St. Two black men walked into the lobby and stole money from the clerk at the front desk, police said. The men left in a white sedan. No one was harmed in the robbery.

Police said the two are possibly linked to an attempted robbery the same weekend at Comfort Inn in Thomasville. There, the suspects wore dark-colored clothing and ran away on foot. Police continue to investigate.

According to news accounts, the Thomasville robbery happened just before 2 a.m. Friday. Two armed men wore all black with hooded sweatshirts pulled tight over their heads.

One suspect was seen on surveillance video wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers jacket. He jumped over a counter after seeing the clerk, then quickly retreated. The woman seen in the video ran away and was not harmed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Salisbury Police Department at 704-638-5333 or Salisbury-Rowan CrimeStoppers at 866-639-5245.

In the Thomasville case, anyone with information can call the Thomasville Police Department at 336-476-8477 or 336-475-7755.

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