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Colonie Police investigating armed robbery at local motel


COLONIE, N.Y. -- The Town of Colonie Police Department is investigating a report of an armed robbery Friday morning at the Super 8 Motel located on Central Avenue.

According to police, at 1:26 a.m. a woman reported that two men entered her hotel room demanding money.

Colonie Police say the victim had advertised herself as an escort on and answered the door for one the suspects, believing that he was a customer. The second suspect then also entered the room. The victim told police one of the men displayed what appeared to be a small silver handgun. 

The men allegedly stole personal effects from the room, including the victim's cell phone, a handbag and barber style clippers. No one was injured in the incident.  

The two were observed leaving the scene in a small silver SUV eastbound on Central Avenue. The vehicle was described as having a tire with a hard cover mounted on the rear of the vehicle. 

The first suspect is described as 5'10' with facial hair on his chin. He was wearing a red baseball hat, tan vest, white and red camouflage pants, and red and white Nike sneakers.

The second suspect is described as 5'7" to 5'10", 170 pounds, and clean shaven. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black Nike sneakers.

There is no video surveillance video or images of the suspects available at this time. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Colonie Police Department at 518-783-2744. 

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