SLO motel robbed a second time

Suspect's description in Saturday night robbery is similar to Thursday crime

Tribune staff reportFebruary 3, 2013 

A San Luis Obispo motel was robbed for the second time last week.

Police say a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun entered the Lexington Inn at 2050 Garfield St. about 8:51 p.m. Saturday. He approached the front desk clerk and demanded money, then fled after obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries reported.

The suspect was wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask. He is described as a white male 19 or 20 years old, approximately 5 feet 6, and very thin.

San Luis Obispo police officers responded and conducted an extensive search around the area of the motel, but were unable to locate the suspect. It is unknown if a vehicle was used during the crime.

This was the second robbery at the Lexington Inn last week. The first was Thursday at 9:40 p.m., when a man armed with a semi-automatic handgun demanded cash and fled. The suspect was wearing all black clothing and a ski mask. He was described as a white man in his early 20s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and 150 pounds with light brown eyebrows and dark circles under his eyes.

Although the suspects' descriptions are similar, it is unknown at this time whether the robberies are related.

Investigation into both is ongoing. Those with information are encouraged to contact the San Luis Obispo Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 549-7867.

— Julia Hickey

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