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Police: Robbers hit hotel

One man arrested, one suspect remains at large

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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:00 am

COEUR d'ALENE - Two men entered the AmeriTel Inn-Coeur d'Alene Wednesday afternoon, said they had a gun and demanded cash from a front-desk clerk, police said.

The two men then fled the hotel, located at 333 W. Ironwood Drive, and headed east on foot. They were last seen near the Mountain West Bank parking lot at Government Way.

Sgt. Christie Wood, of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department, said no gun was displayed during the incident. She declined to say if the men got any cash.

She said detectives will review surveillance video of the robbery, and she said police planned to distribute it to the media. The men were not wearing masks, she said.

Late Wednesday, Coeur d'Alene police did arrest one suspect, Christopher M. Huckaby, 39, of Coeur d'Alene, for attempted robbery.

Wood said detectives followed up on a tip that led them to Huckaby.

Police initially set up a perimeter around the area of the hotel. A K-9 unit was called in but the dog lost the trail because of heavy traffic in the area, she said.

A representative of the hotel declined comment.

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  • kenneth huckaby posted at 9:33 pm on Tue, Feb 26, 2013.

    kenneth huckaby Posts: 1

    ok as you see my name you guess i am a huckaby dont dog my family i dont give a c what my brother did or did not do. he is my brother, I made mistakes in my life but I Changed but if you got more to say feel free to look me up im not hiding

  • heatherfeather posted at 10:51 am on Thu, Feb 14, 2013.

    heatherfeather Posts: 297

    Most motels don't take cash, or make you secure the room with a debit/credit card before paying cash. We tried breaking a C-note at the last motel we stayed at and they weren't able to.

  • I Carry posted at 5:52 am on Thu, Feb 14, 2013.

    I Carry Posts: 559

    Well, it is a Huckaby family member!!!!!!! It is shocking that his sperm was the fastest in the bunch.
    Happy Valentines Day

  • BoxcarBill posted at 12:29 am on Thu, Feb 14, 2013.

    BoxcarBill Posts: 1074

    Who pays for a motel room with cash? There are some really stupid criminals around here.

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