ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A man was robbed early Sunday morning at a Spenard hotel where he was hosting prostitutes, according to Anchorage police investigating the case.
APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker says a 49-year-old Anchorage man staying at the Microtel Inn and Suites, at 5205 Northwood Dr., told police that three men burst into his room at about 6 a.m. Sunday.
The man told officers that the intruders hit him multiple times as he was letting them in then ransacked the room, stealing valuables like jewelry and a wallet with a $2,000 check. The victim told police that the men forced him to stand in the shower during the robbery.
He described two of the men as Pacific Islander, and the third as Alaska Native. Police say that they took off in a dark SUV.
When the victim reported the incident, he told officers that he had two prostitutes in his room earlier, and that one of them had mentioned owning a dark SUV.
"We want people not to be afraid to go to hotels because of random attacks, because this has all the appearances of a targeted attack. They knew which room to go to, they knocked on the door, they forced their way in after the door was opened," said APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker.
Parker says no arrests have been made in the case.