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Pair swipes Houston hotel's ATM after pointing guns at guard, police say

HOUSTON – An armed robbery at a Hilton hotel along the 6700 block of the Southwest Freeway has Houston police looking for the suspects.

Police said two armed men walked into the Hilton around 3 a.m. pointed handguns at a security guard and told him to stay out of the way. Police said the two suspects took off with the hotel ATM.

Lt. Larry Crowson, of the Houston Police Department, told KPRC that police are checking surveillance video to see if they can get more information on the crime. The suspects were wearing hoodies and masks so they don’t have a good description of the armed robbers.

“They took the ATM and put it in a silver Malibu and left the location,” Crowson said.  

They were last seen heading toward Stafford.

No arrests have been made in this case.

Police said stealing ATMs from hotels is a growing problem in Houston.

Last month there were at least two cases where ATMs were stolen from hotels in Houston.