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Police briefs

December 17, 2006

Man who robbed hotel is still at large

A man who robbed the night clerk at the Four Points Sheraton early Saturday remains at large, Maryland State Police said Saturday night.

On Saturday at 2:15 a.m., the desk clerk was approached by a man who displayed a knife and told her to open the money drawer, according to a state police press release.

He grabbed the drawer, which contained $200 in bills and change, and ran out the door, according to the release.

The clerk told police the man came in and first asked for room prices, then left. The man came in again, used the restroom and left again, according to the release.

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The third time, he pulled out the knife and fled with the money, according to the release. The clerk was uninjured.

The man was described as white, in his early 30s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build and black hair, and clean shaven. He was wearing a black and white plaid jacket with a black hood, according to the release.

No vehicle description was available.

Anyone with information about the robbery may call Maryland State Police at 301-739-2101.




Pa. woman injured in crash on U.S. 522

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - A Lewistown, Pa., woman was injured Friday night when her vehicle ran off U.S. 522 and rolled down an embankment, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

Celeste Ann Estep, 51, was northbound in a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am at 7:10 p.m. when her vehicle missed a curve and ran off the west side of the road, plunging more than 60 feet into a field, according to the release.

Estep was taken to Fulton County Medical Center, where she was treated and later released, a nursing supervisor said Saturday afternoon.

Estep was wearing a seat belt, according to the release.

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