COLUMBUS, Indiana — Columbus police are searching for a male suspect involved in an armed robbery at a hotel on the city’s west side.

Columbus Police Department officers were dispatched to the La Quinta Inn & Suites, 101 Carrie Lane, a shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday after receiving a call that an armed robbery had just occurred.

After officers arrived, they spoke to an employee who said a man entered the hotel and demanded money, department spokesman Lt. Matt Harris said.

The employee said a handgun was displayed during the robbery, and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of currency, he said. No injuries were reported.

Read more details in Tuesday’s print edition of The Republic.

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Kirk Johannesen is assistant managing editor of The Republic. He can be reached at or (812) 379-5639.