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Red Lion hit twice by armed robbers

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For the second time this year, the Red Lion Hotel was robbed by an armed assailant, but this time the gunman fired at the clerk.

At about 1:46 am on morning of June 25, the call came into Metro Dispatch that Red Lion had been robbed. The hotel was previously hit on May 27.

That suspect was described as an African American male with light skin. This recent robbery suspect is described as a Caucasian male with dark hair and a mustache, about 5’6” medium build in the 20-30 age range.

According to Gallup Police Detective Tasheena Wilson, the clerk at the hotel described a possible vehicle as a white truck with a camper shell.

The man was armed with a gun.

“The guy got off a round at the clerk,” Wilson said. “Everyone is safe.”

The gunshot did not hit the clerk and the man made off with an undisclosed amount of money.

Anyone with information should contact GPD Detectives at 505 863-9365, 911 for in progress crimes or call in an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers for a possible reward 505 722-6161.