Crime

Police say man, armed with a knife, robs Atascadero motel Monday evening

Atascadero police said a man armed with a knife entered a Super 8 motel Monday evening in the 6500 block of Morro Road and demanded money from an employee.

The man, who was wearing a black beanie over his face with holes cut out for his eyes, fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash about 6:39 p.m. He ran to a light blue or faded Honda sedan, which was last seen driving on Tecorida Street, police said.

Police described the man as 5 feet 8, 130 pounds and with straight, shoulder-length brown hair. He is in his late teens to early 20s, and was wearing a gray T-shirt and blue jeans.

-- Cynthia Lambert

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