Gunman holds up Budget Inn

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By The Staff

Kingston police said a man put a gun to an employee’s head during an armed robbery at the Budget Inn on Gallaher Road on Saturday.

Kingston Police Chief Jim Washam said the robber made off with $200.    

The robbery occurred around 5 p.m. The robber had on a hood, according to details provided to E-911 dispatch.

Police were still gathering information on Tuesday. Washam said they were planning to review videotapes from the nearby Kenjo Market and Weigel’s gas stations.

The robber may have been targeting Weigel’s, Washam said.

“It appears he came in and didn’t buy anything, but kind of scoped them out before he went and robbed the other place,” he said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Kingston Police Department at 376-2081.