Video shows masked men rob South Bay motel

SAN DIEGO – Police released surveillance video Thursday of two masked men who robbed a motel in San Ysidro.

The robbery occurred about 11:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn Motel at 930 West San Ysidro Blvd., San Diego police officer John Buttle said.

The robbers fled in an older model, four-door Toyota.

One of the masked men pointed a handgun at the two front-desk clerks and demanded money from the register and the employees’ wallets, Buttle said. The clerks complied, handing over an undisclosed amount of cash and their wallets.

The robbers fled in an older model (between 1998 and 2002) light-colored four-door Toyota. They were last seen driving eastbound on W. San Ysidro Boulevard towards the Interstate 5 northbound on-ramp.

One crook was described as a white man, between 20 and 30 years old, 6-feet tall, weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a plain blue baseball cap, gray gloves, a black jacket, gray shirt, blue jeans and had a light-colored mask covering the upper portion of his face.

The second crook was described as a possibly Hispanic or light-skinned black man, between 20 and 30 years old. He was wearing a black T-shirt with a picture of a pit bull on the front, blue jeans, blue gloves and had a monkey animal mask covering his face.

Anyone with information about the suspects was asked to call police at 619-531-2299 or Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.  You can also send anonymous web tips via www.sdcrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.