AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Three men remain on the run after robbing guests staying at a hotel near Denver International Airport early Wednesday morning.
Police say the men were wearing masks and carrying guns when they went into the lobby of the Econo Lodge at Kittredge Street and East 40th Avenue at approximately 3 a.m.
“I was standing at the desk, waiting on my keys and I heard somebody scream, ‘Nobody move!'” one of the victims, Dru Allcorn, told CBS4. “I turned around and here come these three guys with guns, got ski masks on and hoodies, ‘Gimme all your money’ and started robbing us.”
The hotel is located in the cluster of hotels by the intersection of Interstate 70 and Pena Boulevard.
The men ran away after robbing the front desk and six guests and stealing an unknown amount of money.
“I came out the door and was going to try to get away and one of them followed me out and I had my money… I was going to hide it. He saw it and said, ‘Gimmie all your money!’ I told him, I said, ‘No’ and he stuck that gun in my face and I said ‘No’ again and he was hollering at me to get back inside and he said, ‘Gimmie all that money!’ and I said, ‘No, you’re not getting it’ and finally I peeled off a couple $100 bills and handed it to him and said, ‘I’ll give you this but that’s all you’re getting’ and about that time they decided to leave,” said Allcorn.
Investigators with Aurora police say they think the robbery was a random incident.
“They robbed these poor old people, took their phones, credit cards, money, everything,” said Allcorn.
Allcorn said he was bumped from a flight and the airline put him up at the hotel.
The criminals were described as being black men.
Anyone with information about the crime that might be helpful to the investigation is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-STOP.