STATEN ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- 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.