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Gator's Travelyn Motel object of armed robbery

 

Photo courtesy Pine Bluffs Police Department

The individuals pictured in these surveillance videos are suspects in an armed robbery, which took place early Saturday morning at Gator's Travelyn Motel in Pine Bluffs. They appeared on surveillance video at both the motel and the Sinclair Truck Stop (above), also in Pine Bluffs. The male suspect was also observed outside of Wyoming Bank and Trust in Burns in the afternoon of the day before.

Well, it looks like the Grinch has cloned himself, but in a female version, and the pair decided to make some local businesses targets of their less than honorable intentions over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Very early Saturday morning, Nov. 28, around 1:45 a.m., a caucasian male and female held up the office of Gator's Travelyn Motel, and made away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

They originally walked into the office together and spoke to the man who was on duty, and then the alleged male suspect walked back outside. When he returned, he was brandishing a firearm and demanded that the clerk on-duty empty the cash drawer. The clerk was then duct-taped to his chair and the pair left.

The clerk, who was able to free himself from the duct tape after about 15 minutes, then called police dispatch.

Gator's has surveillance cameras and was able to share the images with the police. According to the time stamp on the images, it appears that the pair did not leave right away, because the Sinclair Truck Stop was able to supply more surveillance camera footage that was taken close to 5:30 p.m. that same afternoon. This footage clearly shows both of the alleged suspects. Pine Bluffs Chief of Police Justin Trout said in a phone interview that it is believed the pair may have also intended to rob the truck stop, but had a change of heart.

Photo courtesy Pine Bluffs Police Department

The individuals pictured in these surveillance videos are suspects in an armed robbery, which took place early Saturday morning at Gator's Travelyn Motel in Pine Bluffs (above). They appeared on surveillance video at both the motel and the Sinclair Truck Stop, also in Pine Bluffs. The male suspect was also observed outside of Wyoming Bank and Trust in Burns in the afternoon of the day before.

According to Chief Trout the alleged suspects had been in the area for at least two days because a male who fit the description of the alleged suspect in the Gator's Travelyn Motel robbery was seen out in front of the Wyoming Bank and Trust office in Burns early on Friday afternoon, the day before. He was observed acting strangely by the bank staff, who promptly locked the doors and called the Sheriff's Department.

So far, no one has been able to identify the alleged suspects. Chief Trout said it is believed that the pair are not from this area.

The alleged suspects were seen driving a red Ford F-150 pickup truck with a red camper shell. However, no one noticed the license plate number, or the state the truck was licensed in.

The alleged male suspect is approximately six feet tall, and 180 to 220 pounds with a dark brown beard and mustache; the female is five-feet five-inches to five-feet six-inches tall, and approximately 110 to 120 pounds.

Anyone with any information regarding this, or any other crime, is encouraged to call police dispatch at 307-245-3777, or Chief Trout or Officer Char Madden at 307-637-6524.

 

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