Police say Christian Kline McCargo went to the Sleep Inn around 4:00AM, looking for more than a good night's rest. He wanted cash and the clerk gave it up; because he thought the thief was armed with a gun.
He took off in a black Hyundai Sonata toward Slappey. Luckily, police were already in the area and had him surrounded within minutes.
This has been a rough week for clerks at the Sleep Inn. They had a lap top stolen while on a cigarette break earlier this week.
Here is more information from APD--
Christian Kline McCargo, age 29, has been charged with one count of Armed Robbery and one count of Felony Obstruction of an Officer after being apprehended by Uniform Bureau Officers in the 900 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard at approximately 4:30 a.m.
Officers responded to the Sleep Inn after receiving a call regarding an Armed Robbery. An unknown, masked, black male entered the business and walked up to the front desk. He demanded money from the clerk and the clerk complied. Afterwards the suspect fled the scene in a small black SUV with an undetermined amount of money from the register drawer.
Officers in the area spotted the vehicle traveling East on Dawson Road and minutes later a traffic stop was conducted in the 900 block of West Oglethorpe Boulevard. Officers arrested the suspect and then transported him to the L.E.C. for further questioning.
After being interview by Robbery/Homicide Unit Investigators, McCargo was also charged with the following:
Two Counts of Theft by Taking (Misdemeanor)
Incident: Theft by taking that occurred at the Sleep Inn on Dawson Road on July 20, 2011. Cash from the business and an employee's laptop were taken.
An additional count of Armed Robbery
Incident: Armed Robbery that occurred in the 900 block of South Slappey (Sonic Restaurant) on July 7, 2011. An undetermined amount of cash was taken from the business after the suspect displayed a knife.
All three cases remain under investigation and additional charges are pending.
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