Suspect arrested in Paducah, Ky. hotel robbery

Suspect arrested in Paducah, Ky. hotel robbery

PADUCAH, Ky. (KFVS) - A man wanted for robbing the Country Inn and Suites on Monday night is now in custody.

Cory T. Phillips, 26, of West Paducah, Ky., was arrested on charges of first-degree robbery and receiving stolen property (firearm).

Police say he was arrested after a routine traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies say the stopped a gray Dodge Stratus on Bridge Street in Paducah after the deputy saw the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.

According to the deputy, the driver, Cory Phillips, was acting nervous, so he started questioning him.

In the car, the deputy found an Apple computer that had been reported stolen in the same burglary of the home on Adams Street, and a white t-shirt like the one found near the robbery scene.

Phillips was interviewed at the police department and charged. He was booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.

The suspect was described as having a thin build, curly, blonde hair and was wearing a dark, long-sleeved shirt, jeans, white shoes, a white shirt around his face and an Alabama University sock hat.

Surveillance images of robbery suspect. (Source: Paducah Police Department)
Surveillance images of robbery suspect. (Source: Paducah Police Department) (Source: Paducah Police Department)

According to police, an employee told them the man came in with a handgun and demanded money.

They say the clerk eventually threw money on the counter and the robber placed the gun on the countertop to put the money into a plastic bag. The clerk grabbed the gun and pointed it at the robber and he ran away.

Time: 10:01 p.m. Date: Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 Location: Country Inn and Suites, 145 McBride Lane, Paducah Suspect(s): White male, thin build, with curly, blond hair, wearing a dark long-sleeved shirt, jeans, white shoes, a white shirt around his face and an Alabama University sock hat. Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed the Country Inn and Suites Monday night. An employee told police the man came in and brandished a handgun, demanding money. The clerk eventually threw money on the counter and the robber placed his gun on the countertop to put the money into a plastic bag. The clerk grabbed the gun and pointed it at the robber and he fled. He came back inside the business, and the clerk again pointed the gun at him. The robber then turned and fled in a dark-colored passenger car. The handgun was recovered at the scene. The white shirt and sock hat were recovered nearby on McBride Lane. Paducah police detectives are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270/444-8550. Information also may be provided anonymously through West Kentucky Crime Stoppers by texting WKY and your tip to 847411 (tip 411) or by downloading the app “WKY Crime Stoppers” from the Apple Store or Google Play. Tipsters also may access the online tip form through the City of Paducah website at http://paducahky.gov/west-ky-crime-stoppers. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.

Posted by Paducah Police Department Kentucky on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Police say the man came back inside the business and the clerk again pointed the gun at him. The robber then left in a dark-colored passenger car.

According to police, the handgun was recovered at the scene.

Police say a computer check showed the gun was reported stolen from a home on Adams Street in Paducah on Sept. 20.

They say a white shirt and sock hat were recovered nearby on McBride Lane.

The investigation is ongoing.

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