MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police say they’re following up on several leads in their investigation into an armed robbery outside of a Manhattan hotel.
Officials say a 29-year-old man and 22-year-old woman were robbed at gunpoint around 1 PM on Sunday, August 19, 2012 in the parking lot of the Motel 6 off Tuttle Creek Boulevard.
The victims were guests at the hotel and they were forced to hand over personal items, including their wallets but they were not injured.
Descriptions of the suspects were not provided. The incident remains under investigation.
Less than a week before, a worker at another hotel nearby was robbed at gunpoint.
Officers were dispatched to the America’s Best Value Inn on Tuttle Creek Boulevard around 12:30 AM Monday, August 13, 2012.
When they arrived, officers made contact with the front desk clerk, a 31-year-old woman, who said she was robbed by two men who were both armed with handguns.
According to police, an undisclosed amount of money was taken from the business during the robbery.
Officials say the gunmen came in and demanded cash from the clerk. She was not injured during the hold-up.
A department spokesman said the suspects had their faces covered with "clothing" to conceal their identities. A detailed description was not available. Surveillance footage has not been released.
Police have not said whether or not the two robberies are believed to be connected.