2 Suspects rob Mesa motel, flee on bikes

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MESA -- Two men robbed a Mesa motel early Monday morning then fled on bicycles.

According to police, two men knocked on the door of the Best Western Motel near Main Street and Gilbert Road about 4:30 a.m. and told the night clerk they wanted to rent a room.

The clerk opened the door and let them into the lobby.

When the clerk told them there would be a security deposit, one suspect removed a roll of cash from his pocket and acted like he was going to count it out.

Detective Michael Melendez said the suspect returned the money to his pocket, pulled out a gun, and shoved it into the victim's face, demanding cash.

The other suspect ran toward the lobby door and acted as a lookout.

The clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspects fled from the motel on bikes.

One suspect is described as a white male, 19 to 20 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 120 pounds. He was wearing a checkered shirt, blue baseball cap and pants.

The other suspect is described as Hispanic, 19 to 20 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 120 pounds with brown hair.