Officers from the Rolla Police Department responded to the Quality Inn motel at 1507 Martin Springs Drive for an armed robbery, according to a release issued by the department.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that a black male entered the motel, brandished a
handgun and demanded money. At the time of the robbery, there was no cash inside the register.
The suspect sprayed the clerk in the face with pepper mace and fled the scene in a white Dodge
Challenger.

According to the release, the suspect is described as a black male, 5’10” – 6’00” tall, 160 – 170 pounds. His hair is cut very short. The suspect has a horizontal scar approximately one inch across on the back of his head. The suspect also has a noticeable mole slightly above and behind his right eye. He was wearing a dark colored hoodie with a red shirt underneath, dark jeans, and white/gray colored athletic shoes. The suspect had a blue and white colored plaid blanket wrapped around his neck and upper body at the time of the robbery.

The suspect was driving a newer, white Dodge Challenger with a rallye hood, and five
spoke wheels. There was no license plate on the front of the vehicle. It is unknown if there was a
license plate on the back. It is believed the suspect fled the scene and began traveling east on
Interstate 44 (I-44).

The Rolla Police Department says this individual should be considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS! Exercise extreme caution if contact is made. Anyone with any information regarding the suspect or vehicle is encouraged to contact Detective Carl Kossuth/878 with the Rolla Police Department at 573-308-1213 ext. 326 or email: ckossuth@rollacity.org.