Armed robbery at South Lake Tahoe's Pinewood Inn

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Updated: 3/31/2013 3:10 pm
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Cal. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - South Lake Tahoe Police tell News 4 an armed robbery happened late Saturday night at the Pinewood Inn, 3818 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Police were called to the hotel on March 30th at approximately 11:30 PM.

Police say they they were told an unidentified female knocked at the locked front lobby door. She told the clerk she needed a room.

The female was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and the clerk could not see her face. The clerk opened the door and two unidentified males wearing ski masks and gloves entered the office.

One male was armed with a handgun and pushed the clerk behind the counter. The second male was armed with a large hunting knife and he placed it near the clerk’s neck.

Police say the female then demanded money as the male armed with the handgun opened the cash drawer and removed an undisclosed amount of cash.

The three left in a brown four door Cadillac headed eastbound towards the casino corridor.

The suspects were described as:
Female;
Black female adult with a small build
Approximately 5’4” tall
Wearing a grey sweatshirt with a good and wearing black gloves

Male #1;
Black male adult with a medium build
Approximately 6’2”
Wearing a black sweatshirt, dark jeans, black ski mask and black gloves armed with a small black semi-automatic handgun

Male #2;
Black male adult with a medium build
Approximately 6’2”
Wearing all dark clothing, black mask and black gloves armed with a large hunting style knife with a black blade

Anyone with information relating to his case is encourage to call the South Lake Tahoe Police Department at (530) 542-6100.
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