Police are investigating robberies at two East Windsor hotels early this morning.
Police are investigating two robberies at East Windsor hotels this morning in a 10-minute span.
Around 5 a.m., a man robbed the Comfort Inn at 141 Prospect Hill Road. Ten minutes later, a man robbed the Clarion Hotel, less than half a mile away on Bridge Street.
The robber spoke with the clerk on-duty at the Comfort Inn for about 10 minutes and acted like he was going to get a room, then demanded cash, an employee said.
"I’m gonna be real with you. My mom's in the hospital and I'm fixing to rob you,” the robber told the clerk, according to an employee.
The robber didn't pull out a gun, but the clerk suspected he had one. Police said the robber fled with around $300.
The on-duty clerk at the Clarion Hotel said a man walked into the hotel around 5:10, told him he had a gun and demanded money.
“He basically told me, ‘Give me the cash.’ He had me walk away -- not to look back,” the employee said.
It’s unclear how much money the robber got away with in that case.
No one was hurt in either case, police said. They have not said whether the robberies are connected.
While investigators search for the robber or robbers, the hotel worker from the Clarion said he’ll never take his safety for granted again.
“I just never thought it would happen,” he said.