Gunman sought in Osceola County hotel robbery

Deputies investigate robbery at Magnuson Hotel


KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Osceola County deputies are searching for the gunman they say robbed a Kissimmee hotel on Monday morning.

Deputies said the robbery was reported at the Magnuson Hotel located on Irlo Bronson Highway just before 2 a.m. Monday.

A hotel employee told deputies she was in the lobby of the hotel, which is closed for renovations, when a man held her at gunpoint and demanded money, according to the report.

He fled the area with an undisclosed amount of money.

Deputies described the gunman as a medium build, Hispanic male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a light complexion and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, shorts, a black skull cap and a bandanna-type mask on his face.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Osceola County Sheriff's Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 800-423-8477.