Hawks Cay Resort victim of attempted robbery

Sheriff’s detectives are investigating an attempted armed robbery at Hawk’s Cay Resort early Monday.

Employees working at the resort’s front desk say two men wearing black and armed with a handgun entered the building at 2 a.m. The suspects pointed a handgun at them, demanding keys to the safe. When none of the employees could produce the keys, the suspects unsuccessfully tried to pry the safe open with a crowbar they brought with them.

During the confrontation, two of the employees were pushed to the ground. One received a cut on her head and the other was hit in the face.

Suspects stole an Iphone from one of them. When suspects walked away, one of the employees was able to call for help.

The suspects are described as young black males, wearing all black clothing including black hats and black bandanas over their faces. Both suspects were wearing gloves.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Sheriff’s Office immediately. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of the Florida Keys. If a tip leads to an arrest, the caller would be eligible for a cash reward.

The Crime Stoppers hot line number is 1-800-346-TIPS.

Tips may also be submitted on line at tipsubmit.com.

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