Downtown inn robbed, police investigating

The Stanford Inn in downtown Red Deer was robbed early Wednesday.

The Stanford Inn in downtown Red Deer was robbed early Wednesday.

Red Deer City RCMP said at approximately 12 a.m. an unknown male entered the lobby of the Stanford Inn, located at 4707 50th St., and demanded money from the clerk.

The clerk complied and the male fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect departed the lobby northbound across Ross Street and was last seen on foot, heading westbound towards the Knox Presbyterian Church.

Red Deer RCMP Dog Services assisted in the search but the suspect was not located.

Police have not said what type of weapon was used. No one was injured.

The male is described as:

● Caucasian;

● approximately 183 cms (6 ft) tall;

● believed to be about age 30;

● wearing a tan-coloured jacket;

● grey hooded sweater;

● blond or grayish facial hair.

RCMP continue to investigate and are in the process of obtaining video surveillance photos of the suspect. Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to contact city RCMP at 403-343-5575.

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