Two suspects sought in Queens hotel armed robbery

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Two armed men entered La Quinta Inn in Ozone Park late Saturday night and demanded money from the hotel manager. Credit: DCPI

Police are searching for two men in connection with the robbery of a Queens hotel Saturday.

The suspects entered La Quinta Inn & Suites, located at 111-26 Van Wyck Expressway in Ozone Park, about 11:20 p.m. One of the robbers pointed a silver firearm at the hotel’s manager and demanded money. The second suspect held open a bag while the manager handed over $560. They then fled north on Van Wyck Expressway, police said.

No injuries were reported in the robbery.

Police released a surveillance photo of the suspects, who are both described as about 6 feet tall. The first suspect was wearing a black ski cap, blue jeans and a blue jacket. The second suspect was wearing a white waist-length jacket.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).


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