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Man Gets Robbed inside Woodside Hotel Room

Gilbert Blake (suspect, NYPD)

Gilbert Blake (suspect, NYPD)

March 1, 2016 Staff Report

A man who told by police that he was robbed by a woman in a Queens Blvd hotel room last week was destined for a surprise after thinking he was in for a good time.

The 43-year-old victim met the alleged perpetrator near 82nd Street and Roosevelt Ave on Feb.  22. The two decided to go back to the suspect’s room in the Metro Motel, located at 73-00 Queens Blvd, according to police.

However, after the victim made the report to police that he was robbed and had his hand slashed by the woman in the hotel room, police discovered through hotel surveillance that the suspect was in fact a man.

The suspect is believed to be Gilbert Blake, 34, a 5’ 8’ 160lbs man, according to police.

The victim claimed that when the pair reached the motel room at about 4:30 am there was another man waiting in the room, identified as Adam Arenas, 31, according to the NYPD.

Blake then allegedly slashed the victim’s hand before taking his cell phone and an undetermined amount of cash. Blake and Arenas then fled the motel, the NYPD said.

The victim was taken to Elmhurst General Hospital where he was treated and released.

Arenas has since been arrested.

Police have released a photo of Blake and are asking anyone with any information as to his whereabouts to call 1-800-577-TIPS.

Metro Motel (GMaps)

Metro Motel (GMaps)

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