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Police probe Colonie motel robbery

Thursday, December 27, 2012
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— Colonie police are investigating a reported robbery of a Central Avenue motel this afternoon, police said.

The robbery happened just before 12:30 p.m. at the Budget Motel, 1222 Central Ave., police said.

A man, armed with a handgun, robbed the desk clerk and made off with an undetermined amount of cash. The clerk was uninjured.

The suspect is described as a tall and thin man, with a waist-length gray or blue puffy coat. He wore a dark winter mask and dark knit hat, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Colonie police at 783-2754.

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