3 sought in Orange County motel robbery

Deputies say robbery may be connected to others in I-Drive area

Author: Michelle Dendy, ClickOrlando.com Web Editor, mdendy@clickorlando.com
Published On: Jan 15 2014 04:19:51 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 15 2014 04:25:31 PM EST
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -

Deputies are searching for three culprits they say robbed an Orange County motel and may be responsible for robbing other businesses in the area.

The masked men stormed into the Econo Lodge on the 8700 block of Orange Blossom Trail back in December, demanded money from the clerk and ran off with $500 in cash, according to the report.

No injuries were reported in that robbery, but deputies say the masked men could be the same culprits that are robbing other businesses near International Drive.

In the latest robbery, gunmen forced 10 diners and three employees to the back of the Denny's near International Drive early Tuesday morning.

If you recognize them, contact Orange County Sheriff's Office.