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Two teens hold up Staten Island hotels, police say

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STATEN ISLAND — Two teens with a gun held up two Staten Island hotels early Friday, police said.

The suspects first attempted to rob the West Shore Inn in Charleston around 4 a.m., police said. They took out a silver gun, but left without any cash.

Two hours later, the teens walked into the Willowbrook Ramada Inn and demanded money, police said. A hotel employee gave them about $700. The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The Ramada Inn robbery location housed homeless people until February of 2016. The city stopped using the hotel on Feb. 10 after a two-month resident of the hotel, 26, and two of her daughters, a 4 month old and a 1 year old, were fatally stabbed at the inn.