Armed robbery reported at N. Charleston hotel

Published: Mar. 6, 2014 at 5:20 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2014 at 5:39 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police are investigating an alleged armed robbery that occurred at a hotel off Ashley Phosphate Road late Thursday night.

According to an incident report, five people were inside a hotel room at La Quinta Inn when three suspects armed with guns entered the room around 11:39 p.m.

The victims told police the suspects were let in to the room after one suspect knocked on the door and claimed they friends with one of the victims.

Once inside the room, the victims claim the three gunman told everyone to get on the floor and said "if anybody moved it would be a bloody mess." They also kept saying "where is it" and "where is Antwan," but did not specify what "it" was, the victims told police.

The report states two of the victims were struck in the head with an unknown object and had their money stolen. The armed suspects then left the hotel room.

Police say the victims waited 15 to 20 minutes to call authorities, but did not say why they waited so long to call for help.

According to a report, only three of the five victims were in the room by the time officers arrived. One of the victims remaining in the room told police the other two victims were an unknown male and female who left before the police got there.

If you have any information on this incident, call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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