Two guests robbed at gunpoint at Albany motel

Two guests robbed at gunpoint at Albany motel
Police have not released a description of the robbers. No one is in custody. (Source: WALB)
Police have not released a description of the robbers. No one is in custody. (Source: WALB)
Jerry Gordon, 50, one of the two victims (Source: WALB)
Jerry Gordon, 50, one of the two victims (Source: WALB)
Gordon says this is the bullet hole from where the robbers shot (Source: WALB)
Gordon says this is the bullet hole from where the robbers shot (Source: WALB)
Luxury Inn sign (Source: WALB)
Luxury Inn sign (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Police are searching for a pair of gunmen who held two guests at an Albany motel at gunpoint Tuesday morning.

It happened at room 109 at the Luxury Inn on Thornton Drive around 2:20 a.m.

Police said two men, both armed with guns, forced their way into the victims' room, held them and gunpoint and demanded prescription drugs.

There was a brief struggle between one of the victims, maintenance worker and guest, Jerry Gordon, 50, and one of the gunmen, before the two men ran off, making off with a black bag, containing a T.V. antenna.

Police say the handgun fired.

Gordon says he was inside the room trying to fix a door lock,  when the armed robbers showed up.

"It happened so fast cause I see my life about to be taken from me," said Gordon, "And when he put the gun on me it was like he was pulling the trigger. So I just grabbed his arm and me and him went to tussling."

"So when we were tussling the gun went off. The other guy he tried to grab me from behind so I just fell like they had shot me so they ran," said Gordon.

Police have not said what was inside that bag, but the victims told police there were no drugs inside.

Police have not released a description of the robbers. No one is in custody.

The victims were not hurt.

Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 436-TIPS.

Police say this case is being forwarded to the to the detectives' bureau.

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