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Update: Man sought in armed robbery of Diamondhead hotel

This man is suspected in the armed robbery of the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Diamondhead on Monday night.
This man is suspected in the armed robbery of the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites in Diamondhead on Monday night.

Editor’s note: A photo posted online with this story Monday night showed a man the Sheriff’s Office believed to be involved in the incident. Deputies now say he was not the gunman, but they would like to talk to him, said Chief Investigator Glenn Grannan.

An armed robber is sought in a holdup Monday night at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites on Yacht Club Drive.

A man with a gun went in the hotel about 6:30 p.m. and demanded cash, said Glenn Grannan, chief investigator of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

The man had a semi-automatic pistol and an employee handed him about $300, Grannan said.

The man left in a white or silver four-door vehicle.

Grannan said no one was injured.

The hotel is off Interstate 10 near the eastbound Exit 16.

Anyone with information is asked to call Hancock County Central Dispatch at 228-255-9191.

The robbery was captured on surveillance footage.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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