An armed robbery at 1:45 a.m. today [Wednesday, June 4] at the Howard Johnson Motor Lodge has shocked the neighborhood.
The police received a report of the robbery and came to the location behind Friendly’s Restaurant off Airmont Road and discovered one female employee at the location bound at the wrist and on the floor of an office. No sign of the suspect could be found, but witnesses reported a 6’0″ black male, approximately 190 – 200 lbs. had left the hotel and entered into the passenger side of a dark colored (possibly black) sedan with unknown license plates being operated by an undescribed driver.
The suspect displayed what appeared to be a dark colored handgun. The proceeds of the robbery were an undisclosed amount of cash and a bag which belonged to the front desk clerk.
The Town of Ramapo Police Detective bureau is investigating the crime with the assistance of the Rockland County Sheriffs Dept. Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
Anyone with any further information can contact the Town of Ramapo Police Detective bureau at 845-357-2400.