Masked man sought after armed robbery at Mesa Econolodge Inn and Suites

Posted at 9:28 AM, Dec 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-06 14:21:34-05

Mesa police are looking for the man behind a Halloween mask during an armed robbery of a hotel last week.

According to police, the masked suspect entered the Econolodge Inn and Suites near Main Street and Alma School Road just before 10 a.m. on Dec. 1.

He showed a knife, jumped the counter and took money from the clerk before fleeing the property on foot.

Police say the suspect is a white or Hispanic man between 20 and 30 years old, about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and around 160 pounds. He has black hair and wore a white Halloween mask with blood printed on it.

At the time of the robbery, he was wearing a blue surgical glove, a dark zip-up sweatshirt, dark pants and black and white Converse shoes.

If you have any information, contact Mesa police at 480-644-2211, option two. Tips can also be texted to 274637 with the word "MESAPD" followed by a message.