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Armed robber holds up Jackson hotel

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An armed robber held up a Jackson hotel Friday night.  It happened around 9:30 p.m. at the Baymont Inn on the Interstate 55 Frontage Road near Briarwood Drive.  A frightened guest at the Baymont Inn did not want to show her face as she described the armed robbery she witnessed.

Surveillance video showed a black male wearing a hat, a red bandana to cover his face and gloves enter the hotel.  He walked over to the guest sitting at the computer.  

"You could actually see the piercing cold look in his eyes through the reflection and it just sent chill bumps up and down my spine.  I didn't know what he was going to do, but he just looked sinister," said the unidentified female guest.

She can't remember what he said to her before walking toward the front desk with his finger toward his face in a motion to silence the hotel employee.  Hopping over the front desk, dropping his gun he chaseD after the woman who is trying to get away.

"Looked like he was going to grab her.  He was saying something to her and then I heard him say hey you in the pink, come over here," said the guest.

Knowing she needed to get help, the guest turned her back on the robber and ran outside to a restaurant next door.  Meanwhile the clerk emptied the cash register and placed it on the floor.  The robber took the money, grabbed the gun he had dropped and ran.  The guest thought she got a look at the getaway car and described it as a long beige vehicle.

"I am so grateful to be alive and the clerk is alive with nothing happened worse than the act itself because you never know how people's minds work," said the guest.

If you have any information about this armed robbery contact Jackson Police at (601)960-1234.

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