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Despite robberies, police see no uptick in hotel crimes

Despite robberies, police see no uptick in hotel crimes

Despite a series of recent high-profile robberies, area police say they do not see a trend with increasing crimes at Williamsburg-area hotels.

The Quality Inn & Suites at 5350 Richmond Road in James City County was robbed twice in five days, first on Feb. 11 and again on Feb. 15.

Both were early-morning robberies in which an undisclosed amount of cash was taken, according to a James City County Police Department news release.

Last month in Williamsburg, there were two incidents at two different hotels in which an unknown man with a handgun forced his way inside the victims' rooms and demanded money, Williamsburg police spokesperson Maj. Greg Riley said.

Both...

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