Crime

Berea police investigate armed robbery

Berea police are investigating the armed robbery of a desk clerk at the Super 8 Motel on Prince Royal Drive Wednesday morning.

The robbery was reported shortly after 7:30 a.m. The clerk told police the man initially asked about room rates for a mother-in-law who was coming to visit. But when the clerk turned to check on rates, the man displayed a gun, took the clerk's purse and an undetermined amount of cash from the drawer.

The man left the motel in a dark teal green two-door car, possibly, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo with a spoiler and dark-tinted windows. Police reported a partial license plate number of 525.

The car left the scene toward Ky. 21 West.

The robber was described as a black man in his late 20s or early 30s with a slender build. He was wearing a gray-and-white hooded jacket, green wool pants, and armed with a black handgun.

Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Berea police at (859) 986-8456.

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