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Martinsburg hotel robbed at gunpoint

August 28, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A man showed a handgun to a clerk and demanded money at Days Inn on Viking Way in Martinsburg this morning, according to a Martinsburg Police Department written release.

At about 12:45 a.m., an unidentified man approached the front desk clerk, showed a handgun, demanded cash and then ran off, the release states. It was not clear from the release whether the man made off with any money.

The man was described as a thin white man, who is 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, the release states.

He was wearing brown pants, a face mask and a dark sweatshirt with its hood pulled up, police said.

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