From staff reports
11:15 AM EST, December 20, 2012
Howard County Police are asking for the public's help in indentifying a suspect in the armed robbery earlier this month at a motel on Route 1 in Jessup.
Police released a video and announced that a reward of up to $500 is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Police said that a man walked into the main entrance of the Comfort Inn, in the 8800 block of Route 1, at around 3 p.m. on Dec. 14 and approached the desk. The man handed the clerk a bag, demaned money, then lifted his shirt to imply he had a gun, according to police.
The clerk complied to the man's demands and man fled on foot.
The suspect was described as a tall male of average build with a goatee of a thin chin-strap beard. He was wearing a winter-style hat with tassels, black sunglasses, a gray hooded sweatshirt with dark colored stripes down the arms (possibly Adidas brand), khaki cargo pants, black gloves and brown shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to call 410-313-7867. Callers may remain anonymous.