Watertown police investigate attempted robbery at hotel

December 21, 2020
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown police are investigating an attempted robbery.

Sergeant Ryan Beauchamp says it happened at 4:00 a.m. Saturday at Quality Inn and Suites on 35th Street Circle.

Beauchamp says a man armed with a knife walked into the hotel lobby and demanded money. He left without getting any.

Police set up a perimeter and utilized a drone, but were unable to locate the suspect.

He’s described as a man in his 40’s with a dark complexion. He had short hair, glasses with round frames, and was wearing a baseball hat and dark-colored coat.

Anyone with information in the crime is asked to contact Watertown police at 882-6210.