LIVONIA, Mich. – Police are investigating an armed robbery at a hotel Thursday morning in Livonia involving a person wearing a clown mask.
The armed robbery happened at the Embassy Suites on Victor Parkway at 7:12 a.m.
A man in a clown mask entered the lobby and robbed guests, taking a purse and wallet. The hotel was also robbed.
The gunman was described as black and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, gray sweatpants and a clown mask. It is believed he was using a blue car to flee the scene.
Authorities said the robbery and description matches similar incidents across Metro Detroit. Livonia police is contacting other departments to coordinate an investigation.
Embassy Suites released the following statement:
Earlier today, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Detroit Livonia Novi was among local businesses recently targeted in robberies involving clown-masked perpetrators. The hotel staff and leadership team immediately implemented proper protocols to ensure guest and staff safety and is fully cooperating in police investigations following the robbery. We are unable to provide any further details regarding the investigation. Hotel safety is of upmost priority for our hotel brand, ownership and management and in the wake of this event, our team will continue to take all steps necessary to ensure we are providing our guests and hotel staff with the safest environment possible."
No other information is available.
A Walgreens in Brownstown Township was robbed by an armed clown Tuesday night. Hours later, a boy in Sterling Heights was attacked by man dressed as a clown and two women were frightened by an alley of clowns with baseball bats.
Two robberies involving people wearing clown masks also occurred Tuesday night in Ann Arbor. A BP gas station and a Dominos Pizza were robbed and police believe the incidents are connected.
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