Authorities in Branson are investigating two weekend robberies at motels that happened within 20 minutes of each other Sunday night.
Police Chief Carroll McCollough says a man entered the Spinning Wheel Inn on Schaefer Drive about 7:10 p.m. and demanded cash from the clerk who ran into a back room. The crook fled hotel without any cash.
About 20 minutes later the Super 8 on Green Mountain Drive was held up. This time the thief displayed a handgun, swiped money out of the clerks drawer then fled.
Investigators are working to determine if the robberies were committed by the same person. Police are looking for a white male who was driving a blue compact car with Texas disabled license plate 8J MML
If you have any information that can help authorities call 417-334-3300 or the police catch line at 417-334-1085