Robber Cries After Holding Up Hotel

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    A DeKalb County gunman who robbed a Days Inn on Northlake Parkway ended up leaving the premises in tears, despite making away with sizable stacks of cash, police say.

    Video released by DeKalb County police shows the man walking into the hotel in Tucker with a gray handgun  and walked directly behind the counter and ordered the clerk, who was working alone, to access the cash.

    “(He) went into the office, grabbed her gun drawn and took her straight over to the cash drawer,” said Detective P.A. Wright, with the commercial robbery unit, told WSB-TV.

    The man was obviously concerned about the video camera, pausing for a split second to look directly into it, before redirecting his forces back to the woman and the register.

    After he cleaned out the cash drawer, the gunman became very agitated because the clerk did not know how to access the safe so that she could shut down the video camera.

    “He threatened her and said, ‘Hey, if you don’t I’ll shoot you,’” Wright said. “But she was like, ‘I still don’t know how to work it.’ At that point he was so frustrated, he left crying.” 

    The clerk explained to the police on the scene that the man began to cry before walking out, probably figuring that he is surely going to be identified and arrested in the not-too-distant future. It is clearly evident that he is in tears as he leaves, even at one point covers his face and wipes the tears away.

    Witnesses told DeKalb County police the suspect was driving a black Oldsmobile Bravada.

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