February 16, 2016 8:09 am

Hotel receptionist takes fire extinguisher to the head during robbery

The Grove Motor Inn in Spruce Grove, Alta.

Credit: Google Streetview

EDMONTON — A hotel employee was struck in the head with a fire extinguisher during a robbery west of Edmonton on Monday.

RCMP were called around 4:15 a.m. to the Grove Motor Inn on Highway 16A in Spruce Grove.

A lone night shift receptionist was working in a back room when he heard a noise outside the office. He went to check it out and was confronted by a man armed with a fire extinguisher, police said.

The suspect hit the receptionist in the head before fleeing out a back door with an unknown amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a white male who was wearing:

  • A black winter jacket
  • Blue jeans
  • A mask or hat that covered the bottom part of his face
  • Glasses
  • Gloves

The victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to contact the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain Detachment at (780) 968-7267.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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