Video shows frightening attack on Florida hotel clerk

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The Davie Police Department is searching for a man they say went after an overnight hotel clerk, choking her around the neck before a hotel guest scared him away. (Davie Police Department)

New video shows a frightening attack on a hotel clerk in South Florida.

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The Davie Police Department is searching for a man they say went after an overnight hotel clerk, choking her around the neck before a hotel guest scared him away.

The Dec. 22 attack at the Woodspring Suites in Davie was captured on surveillance video . It shows the hoodie-clad man jumping over the front desk and grabbing the clerk, covering her mouth with one hand, while holding a gun in the other. They struggled for more than five minutes.

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Investigators he demanded that she open the safe, but she didn't have a combination, so he tried for the cash register. A guest then walked by and apparently scared the man, who can be seen hopping back over the desk and leaving with a push from the clerk.

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The Davie Police Department shared the video on its Facebook page, along with the following message:

The offender is a B/M, believed to be in his 20's. He was wearing a black hoodie with his face covered. He is medium build between 5'10" and 6'1".

If you have any information about this robbery please call the Davie Police at 954-693-8200 or Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).

Please hare this post so that we can ID, and hold him accountable for his crime.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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