Florida police are searching for a suspect who murdered two employees at a popular Florida resort, as reported by Daily Mail.
Security guard Kevin Carter, 51, and front desk manager Timothy Hurley, 59, were fatally shot early Friday morning at the Zota Beach Resort on Longboat Key, Florida, an island near Sarasota.
Surveillance cameras caught the alleged shooter walking through the hotel’s front lobby, gun in hand. Later footage shows the man, who appears to be wearing a mask, holding the cash register and exiting the establishment.
The video also shows the man making a chilling gesture, swiping his hand across his throat.
The shooting itself was not captured on camera but authorities believe it occurred at approximately 2:41 a.m. Police were called to the hotel at 3:30 a.m. when a guest discovered the two dead bodies.
Longboat Key Police Chief Pete Cumming is calling the incident a “robbery gone bad” and told reporters that the murderer and thief only got away with a few hundred dollars.
“Our investigative team are following up some promising leads,” Cumming told the Bradenton Herald. “We won’t be done until we catch the killer responsible.”
Cumming has also noted that police are offering a $19,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case. The Westin hotel group, who own the Zota Beach Resort, agreed to donate an additional $1,000 to the reward being offered.
The police chief also urges members of the community to stay on alert while the suspect remains at large.
“Anytime we have a person who can do this kind of crime, then clearly other people may be at risk,” he said.
This is the first murder to impact the Longboat Key community in 15 years, according to ABC 13.
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