Police are searching for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint at the Cross Lanes Motel 6 about 11:20 p.m. Sunday, said Capt. B.C. Robbins of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office.
Jacquelyn A. Thomas, 25, of Cross Lanes, told deputies she was staying at the motel with her boyfriend, Bryant Adkins, and her baby when she heard a knock at the door, he said. When she opened the door, the man brandished a handgun and demanded valuables.
She told deputies S.M. Adams and J.M. Martin that she gave the man a small purse containing $200 and her identification. The robber reportedly told the victims that if they called police he would return and kill them.
The man fled in a maroon Oldsmobile Alero that was possibly driven by a woman. The victim told authorities she was familiar with the man whose name is being withheld while the incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call Deputy Adams at 304-357-0169.