Motel 6 robbed at gunpoint

PLEASANTON, CA

The robbery was reported at about 5 p.m. at the Motel 6 Pleasanton at 5102 Hopyard Rd., according to police. A suspect allegedly entered the hotel and pointed a handgun at the reception clerk demanding money, police said. The suspect reportedly walked out of the hotel lobby where he was confronted by the motel manager. Pointing a silver semi-automatic handgun at the manager, the suspect demanded his cell phone and ran west through the parking lot with an undisclosed amount of money, discarding the phone as he fled the scene, according to police. The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s, about 6 feet 4 inches tall, with black hair and dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a black hat, black top and blue jeans. Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Pleasanton Police Department at (925) 931-5100.

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