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Roanoke police investigate attempted armed robbery at Holiday Inn Express

The suspect's gender is unknown

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ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke police are investigating an attempted armed robbery at a hotel. 

Officers responded to the Holiday Inn Express on Gainsboro Road around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday. 

Two hotel employees told police they locked themselves in the hotel office after someone pointed a gun at them. The suspect was not able to get into the office and ran off. 

No one was hurt. 

The employees could not tell whether the suspect was male or female since their face was covered. The person is described as white with a medium build, between 5'7" and 5'10".

Anyone with information should call 540-344-8500.  Callers can choose to remain anonymous.