Jupiter police seek hotel robbery suspect

Posted at 5:38 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 17:38:26-05

JUPITER, Fla. -- The Jupiter Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying the person suspected of robbing the Fairfield Inn at 6748 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter.

Jupiter police say a white man, described as 5' 8" to 5' 9" tall with a medium build and possibly in his 30's, entered the business at 8:12 p.m. and approached an employee demanding money.

The man implied that he had an explosive device concealed in a navy blue backpack.

He was last seen wearing a blue button down shirt, blue jeans and a black baseball cap with a large yellow logo.

The suspect's right eye, nose and partial chin area were covered in medical bandages and he had visible bruising and swelling on his face.

Police say it appears that he may have been involved in a physical altercation or accident earlier in the week.

Anyone with information relating to this crime is urged to contact the Jupiter Police Department at (561) 746-6201 or Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at (800) 458-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.