La Quinta employee robbed at gunpoint


la quinta robbery ocala, ocala news, marion county, armed robberyOcala, Florida — Last night, at approximately 8:45 p.m., an employee of the La Quinta Inn, located at SW 36th Avenue, Ocala was robbed at gunpoint.

The employee stated that a man walked in, handed her a black pouch, pulled out a handgun, and said, “Take out the cash quickly and I won’t shoot you.”

K-9 Officer Walsh was able to establish a good track, but the suspect was able to get away. According to the police report, the robber got away with $185.00.


He is described as a white male in his 50s early 60s , 6 foot tall, bald, and missing some of his upper teeth.

Take a good look at the video. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ocala Police Department at 352-369-7000 or tips may also be submitted through their mobile app, MyPD. Tips may also be submitted through Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP (7867), at , or by texting keyword 368STOP to 274637.