Police have taken custody of a suspect in at least three armed robberies in Connecticut and Massachusetts since Tuesday.
Police said they've made a major break in a spree of hotel robberies in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
East Windsor and Windsor Locks police detained three people in Windsor Locks this morning after they were alerted about a hotel robbery committed at 4 a.m. in West Springfield, Mass.
Police saw someone matching the suspect’s description on Interstate 91 and stopped the car.
Police said they believe at least one of the passengers is connected to four armed robberies that have taken place since Tuesday.
East Windsor police said they think the same person robbed the West Springfield hotel and carried out two armed robberies three days ago at hotels in East Windsor.
Windsor Locks police added that the same man might also be behind the robbery at the Quality Inn Hotel at 111 Berlin Road in Cromwell just before 1 a.m. on Friday.
It appears the hotel robbery spree began around 5 a.m. on Tuesday, when a man robbed the Comfort Inn at 141 Prospect Hill Road in East Windsor.
He spoke with the clerk on duty for about 10 minutes, acted like he was going to get a room and 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.
Ten minutes later, a man robbed the Clarion Hotel, less than half a mile away on Bridge Street.
The on-duty clerk said a man walked into the hotel, told him he had a gun and demanded money.
No one was hurt in either armed robbery.
In addition to the suspected robber, police have also detained two people who were in the car with him when he was stopped.
It’s unclear if the other two people are believed to be connected to the hotel robberies.