Biltmore Suites Hotel in Mt. Vernon robbed Friday afternoon

The Biltmore Suites Hotel in Mount Vernon was robbed at gunpoint Friday afternoon, police confirmed. 

A man with a handgun entered the lobby of the hotel, in the 200 block of W. Madison St, at about 12:30 p.m. and demanded money. Police said the suspect then fled from the location - it was not clear whether he was successful in obtaining cash. 

Police said the employee was not injured during the incident. An employee who answered the phone said the manager wasn't available and declined to comment.

Detectives with the Citywide Robbery unit were investigating the incident. 

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