Tampa Police searching for hotel robberies suspect

By Laurie Davison, Reporter
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 9:00 PM EST

Tampa Police are searching for an armed suspect wanted in connection with three hotel robberies.

  • Robberies occurred Nov. 20, Dec. 11, and Dec. 12
  • Suspect seen carrying NY Yankees backpack
  • No injuries, no indication yet how much money stolen

The first robbery occurred on Nov. 20 at the Days Inn location at 2905 North 50th Street about 4:30 a.m.

Police said a man walked in wearing a hoodie to cover his face. He pointed a gun at the front desk clerk and demanded money. He then took off on foot.

On Dec. 11, police said a suspect who appears to be the same man robbed the Quality Inn located at 2708 North 50th Street at 3:13 a.m.

The latest incident occurred on Dec. 12 at 3:53 p.m.. Police said an armed man entered the West Wing Hotel at 2501 East Fowler Avenue, and robbed the clerk there.

In all three cases, the suspect was carrying a New York Yankees backpack.

No one was injured and police aren't saying how much money the man got away with.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-873-TIPS.