Suspect on the loose after armed robbery of Knights Inn hotel

Posted at 4:08 AM, Aug 29, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-29 04:56:22-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are trying to locate an armed suspect who robbed a local hotel early Friday morning.

It happened at the Knights Inn hotel on Plainfield Avenue, just off of the I-96 ramps.  Police say the suspect robbed the clerk at the front desk for an unknown amount of money and then ran off.

Officers brought in a K-9 unit to attempt a track, but lost the trail not far from the scene.  This leads police to believe the suspect got in a car.

Detectives are reviewing surveillance footage to get a better look at the suspect.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Grand Rapids Police Department.