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3 masked gunmen rob motel guests at gunpoint in Aurora

AURORA, Colo. -- Several people were robbed at gunpoint in a brazen attack in the lobby of a motel early Wednesday morning, the Aurora Police Department said.

The robberies happened at the Econo Lodge at 15900 E. 40th Ave., west of Pena Boulevard, about 3:15 a.m.

Police said three masked suspects armed with guns walked into the lobby and robbed the front desk of the motel.

They then robbed up to as many as six people who were in the lobby. The gunmen then fled the scene. No shots were fired, police said.

One guest suffered a minor injury and did not need to be taken to a hospital.

"I just ran over, jumped over the counter," one victim said. "For the first 10 seconds, I was like, is this real? Then they came over to me and I didn't necessarily comply. And that's when they knocked me out."

Police said the suspects were black males but no other description was released. Police did not describe the vehicle the suspects might have gotten away in.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.