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Bloomington Hotel Robbery And Stabbing Unrelated
Updated January 25, 2016 7:27 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Bloomington Police Department detectives say a hotel robbery and stabbing that happened late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning are not related.

At 11:16 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the Motel 6 at 1800 North Walnut Street after a report of an armed robbery. Police say two women and a man in room 143 reported that four women they didn't know entered the room. One was armed with a semi-automatic handgun.

The occupants told police that the women robbed them of a cell phone, jacket and $20 in cash.

The women were able to give police a description of the women and three of them were arrested on Thursday. Police arrested 20-year-old Samantha J. Hooten of Bloomington on a charge of armed robbery. They also arrested a 15-year-old and 17-year-old girl on armed robbery charges. They were referred to the juvenile probation department.

Then at 12:44 a.m. Thursday, police were called to an apartment in the 1100 block of West 12th Street where a 31-year-old man had been stabbed.

The man told police he was jumped by several black men and stabbed in the neck as he walked to the 7-Eleven store in the 1122 block of West 11th Street.

The man was taken to IU Health Bloomington Hospital where he had surgery to repair a wound to his neck.

According to Bloomington Police Capt. Steve Kellams, police determined the man was stabbed not at the store, but at his home by an acquaintance after they found a pool of blood inside his home.

Kellams says that because the man would not cooperate with police and refused to say what really happened, no charges were filed in the case.

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