VIRGINIA BEACH -- Police in Virginia Beach are searching for two armed men who robbed a hotel clerk at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

Police received the call of a robbery at the Magnuson Hotel in the 5700 block of Northampton Boulevard around 12:15 a.m., according to police spokesperson Officer James Cason.

Investigators say that's when two males entered the lobby wearing masks. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the desk clerk and demanded cash. The victim complied and handed over an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspects then headed for the exit, but before they fled, one of the suspects turned around and fired one round in the direction of the desk clerk, Cason said. The clerk was not harmed.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers Office at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

Read or Share this story: