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Older couple robbed at gunpoint in Glen Burnie hotel

Hotel and Accommodation IndustryTheft

An older couple visiting Maryland from West Virginia were robbed at gunpoint at their Glen Burnie hotel on Saturday afternoon after a gunman pretended he was on the hotel maintenance staff, Anne Arundel County Police said Monday.

The victims, both 70, were staying at the Hampton Inn in the 6600 block of Ritchie Highway when the man knocked on their hotel room door, police said. The couple opened the door for the man and he entered and pulled out a handgun, pointing it at the couple, police said.

A "struggle ensued" between the two men — identified as Rodney Sylvester Wiggins, 26, of Pikesville — before the suspect took money and ran from the hotel, police said.

A hotel employee saw Wiggins running across the street, and police were able to locate him hiding underneath a box truck in a nearby parking lot, police said. A handgun and the money was found on him, and he was "positively identified" as the suspect involved in the robbery, police said.

He's been charged with armed robbery and home invasion, police said.

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