A man disguised in a Halloween mask robbed a hotel in Warrenville early Monday morning and then attempted a holdup a short time later at another inn, police said Tuesday.
The man, wearing a mask like the ghost character in the “Scream” series of horror films, robbed a front desk clerk at knifepoint around 1:42 a.m. Monday at the Hyatt House Hotel, 27554 Maecliff Drive, Warrenville police said.
The suspect was dressed all in black, in a hoodie, pants and gloves and black Chuck Taylor All-Star gym shoes. He entered the lobby, demanded cash and left with an undisclosed amount.
A short while later, police responded to an alarm at the Residence Inn, 28500 Bell Vista Parkway. Police say that the same man entered that hotel and also tried to rob the desk clerk at knifepoint. However, when the offender was unable to obtain money from the clerk, he fled, police said.
No one was hurt in either incident.
Police say the suspect was about 6 feet tall and weighed about 230 pounds. Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact the Warrenville police at (630) 393-2131.
Clifford Ward is a freelance reporter.