Fort Collins police are investigating a reported armed robbery early Monday at the Hilton Fort Collins across from the CSU campus.
Hotel manager Ned Sickle on Tuesday declined to discuss the specifics of what he called an “incident,” but said he and his staff are reviewing safety and security protocols. He said no one was hurt in the incident.
Fort Collins police have not yet released any details about the reported robbery at 425 W. Prospect.
But arriving officers were told by dispatchers that a black man wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun tied up a hotel employee in an office. It remains unclear what the suspect took, if anything. The incident happened about 2:50 am.
“The safety and security of our guests is our primary concern,” Sickle said. “Hospitality is what we do.”
Sickle said it’s important for the hotel to balance accessibility with the need to provide a safe environment for guests and employees. He also noted that the hotel has little in the way of cash-on-hand.
Dispatchers told arriving officers on Monday morning that the suspect was reported as a black man, 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a black hood, black pants and a black mask, and armed with a handgun. Dispatchers told officers that the suspect had been gone for about 10 minutes before the hotel employee was able to report the robbery.