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Bandit Accidentally Fires 1 Shot in Hotel Robbery

 

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say an armed bandit accidentally fired his gun while stealing about $1,000 from the front desk of a Weehawken hotel.

Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in Weehawken
Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel in Weehawken (Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel)

Weehawken police say tell The Jersey Journal that the man entered the  Sheraton Lincoln Harbor Hotel around 2 a.m. Saturday. He was armed with a black handgun, which discharged while he was pulling phone wires out of a lobby wall with the same hand he was using to hold his gun.

The bullet went into a wall, and officers later recovered a shell casing at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

The stolen money was taken from a cash register at the hotel’s front desk. The man then walked out the front door and left the area.

He remained at large as of Sunday afternoon.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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