Vernon Hotel Robberies

RCMP have released photos of robberies at two Vernon hotels.

The first was a week ago today, early in the morning of September 29th, the Super 8 Motel on 32nd Street when a man with a knife, demanding money from the night clerk.  Police say the clerk handed over some cash and was bear sprayed in the face.

 Then on Monday,  a man with a similar description to the first suspect, entered the lobby of the Sandman Inn  across the street from the Super 8 just before midnight, waved a knife and demanded money.

Again, the clerk handed over some cash and was bear sprayed.

The suspect in both cases is described as Caucasian, 25 to 40 years old, about five foot 9 and wearing a black ski mask.  In the Super 8 robbery the suspect was wearing wearing blue jeans, black jacket.  At the Sandman, the suspect wore a black jacket, grey pants and white shoes.

Surveillance video from the Sandman Inn show similarities to the suspect in the Super 8 robbery.

Anyone with information regarding the robberies or the suspect, is asked to call Vernon RCMP at 250-545-7171 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.