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Police release surveillance photos of hotel robbery suspect

South Bend Police continue to search for the man who robbed the DoubleTree Hotel downtown. It happened around 4:15 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a manager at the hotel, the armed man stole cash from behind the front desk.

“Security happened to be in the back, getting coffee for our flight crew, so within that 45 seconds he came and went," said General Manager Jim Winn.

The suspect got away with approximately $125.

One man was walking along the bridge when the suspect ran right into him.

"He come from this way, and he run this way. He knocked me down. The gate right there wasn’t locked yet. He ran straight. Only way you can get out on this side. You have to go and head to the other side of the ramp there and get out," said Lewis Howard.

No one was injured during the crime, and the manager said employees are fine.

The suspect is described as a black male, 35-45, 6'2" - 6'3", 215-225 pounds, medium build, dark complexion, untrimmed facial hair wearing a red and black plaid hunting style winter hat, black jacket and dark pants. He was armed with a handgun.

If you have any information in this case, please contact Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP or the South Bend Police Department at 574-235-9201.

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