ALACHUA – Law enforcement authorities are on alert following a robbery at the Royal Inn located at 16305 N.W. 162nd Lane in Alachua. On Saturday, May 11, at approximately 10:28 a.m., an unidentified individual entered the establishment, stole cash and left the hotel clerk in fear for her life.

The robber entered the motel lobby, proceeded to walk past the clerk, go behind the front desk and steal cash from the register. The suspect told the clerk multiple times not to move or he would kill her. The suspect then exited the lobby and fled the scene, running eastbound toward the Circle K/Wendy's at 16130 N.W. U.S. Highway 441.

The suspect is a black male, approximately 5 ft. 10 inches tall, of slender build and was wearing an unzipped black hoodie, no shirt, light-colored blue jeans with designed rear pockets, black shoes, a gold chain, a red bandana around his face and gloves.

The Alachua Police Department is requesting anyone with information contact the Alachua Police Department at 386-462-1396 or the Alachua County Crime Stoppers Inc anonymously at 352-372-7867, or their website at https://loom.ly/0vneUn0. Anonymous tips can also be listed on the website at https://www.cityofalachua.com/.../police.../anonymous-tip.

Citizens may wish to download the phone app from your phone's app store to stay up-to-date and receive emergency notifications.

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