2 Staten Island motel robberies likely connected

Two motel robberies early Friday morning on Staten Island might be connected.

Two robberies on Friday at motels on Staten Island likely are connected, police said.

Workers in both incidents were menaced by a pair of armed teens.

A front desk clerk at the Ramada Inn on Gannon Avenue in the Willowbrook section was confronted by the duo just before 6 a.m. The suspects fled with $700.

Earlier, an employee at the West Shore Motel on Veterans Road West in the Charleston section also was menaced by two teen suspects armed with a gun.

The suspects confronted the front desk clerk just before 4 a.m. They fled without getting anything.

They are described as two teenage boys, one armed with a gun. They fled both incidents on foot.

The Ramada Inn has been used to house homeless families from city shelters, a practice that came to light when a mother and her daughters, placed there by the city, were killed in a domestic stabbing in February.
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