APD books Big Texan Inn suspect into Potter County

APD booked the suspect of the Big Texan Inn robbery into the Potter County Detention Center on the afternoon of April 2.

An hour after Amarillo Police Department responded to the 6 a.m. armed robbery call at the Big Texan Inn, an officer spotted a woman matching the description given at another motel on Amarillo Boulevard. She was taken into custody at the time for further investigation, and about 3 p.m. APD booked the suspect into Potter County Detention Center on a charge of aggravated robbery.

The suspect's name is Paula M. Gruber, 44. Gruber walked into the Big Texan Inn just before 6 a.m. on April 2 and walked behind the counter. When the motel employee told her to return to the other side of the counter, Gruber produced a handgun and took the money from register. Gruber then made the employee go into a closet or storage area in the office before leaving.