RPD: Hotel employee scuffles with suspect, breaks up robbery

Patrick M. Randolph
Patrick M. Randolph

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in Richmond have arrested a man in connection to a robbery attempt at a hotel.

According to officers, the robbery was reported at the Quality Quarters on N. Killarney Lane on Wednesday at about 2:15 p.m.  When they arrived, officers say the hotel owner told them that as his wife was entering the front desk area with her 4-year-old grandson, a man, later identified as 39-year-old Patrick M. Randolph, came in behind her holding a knife and demanding money.

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Police say the hotel owner told them that Randolph then threatened to grab the child if the woman did not give him money.  That’s when another employee came in to the same area, according to the hotel owner, began scuffling with Randolph, and was eventually able to get the knife away him.

According to officers, Randolph then ran out of the front desk area and drove away without getting any cash.

Meanwhile, officers still on their way to the scene, received a description of Randolph and his car, and saw a matching vehicle in downtown Richmond.  Officers say Randolph stopped at a pawn shop on E. Main Street where they were able to detain him.

Randolph was charged with robbery and wanton endangerment and taken to the Madison Co. Detention Center.

The hotel employee who fought with Randolph suffered a broken hand.