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Guest robbed at gunpoint after waking to find intruder in his hotel room

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A man woke in his hotel room in downtown Atlanta to find a gunman standing over him.

Now police are searching for the bandit, but the only thing the victim seems to remember is that he was a thin man with a handgun.

The armed robbery happened around 5 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 111 Cone St., near Andrew Young International Boulevard, according to Atlanta police.

The victim, Mr. Farraj Alrashdi, told police he was asleep in his hotel room when he heard a noise and woke to find the gunman, police spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said.

“The male told him to be quiet as he took three phones, a laptop a backpack, and then fled the scene,” Officer Jones said.

Mr. Alrashdi was not injured in the incident, police said. They were not able to provide a detailed description of the suspect and it’s unclear if there were any witnesses who saw the man leave.

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