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Missoula police investigate trio of holiday armed robberies

By Kevin Maki, KECI Reporter, kmaki@keci.com
Published On: Dec 26 2013 06:33:57 PM MST

Two casinos and one motel were robbed by gunpoint over the Christmas holidays.

Police are trying to fit pieces together to see if the crimes are connected.

MISSOULA COUNTY -

Missoula police are investigating three armed robberies in a close time span over the Christmas holidays.

Investigators said the lives of a motel clerk and two casino workers were threatened with handguns.

Somebody got away with money in all three robberies.

About 2:20 Christmas morning, police said a man came in alone to Montana Lils Casino on North Reserve, flashed a handgun at a  clerk, and made off with cash.


"About six feet tall wearing dark clothing and a bandana over his face," said Lt. Det. Scott Brodie.

A few minutes before midnight, on Christmas Eve, the Brooks Street Motor Inn got hit.

Investigators said the robber wore camouflage and a black face mask.

On Sunday, December 22nd, a masked, lean, six foot plus man robbed Lucky Ladys Casino on Brooks.

Nobody was injured in the robberies.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 721-4444.