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Men rob Saratoga motel with hammer, kitchen knife

Men rob Saratoga motel with hammer, kitchen knife

City police said a pair of individuals brandishing a hammer and a kitchen knife robbed the manager o

City police said a pair of individuals brandishing a hammer and a kitchen knife robbed the manager of the Grand Union Motel during the pre-dawn hours of Monday.

Investigators said the two men knocked on the manager's room at the motel shortly before 4 a.m. and strong-armed their way in when he answered. The armed men forced the manager to go to the motel office and retrieve money.

In the process of the robbery, a guest walked into the office seeking assistance. The would-be robbers then fled on foot and were last seen headed toward South Broadway.

Both suspects are believed to be men in their early 20s and with thin builds. Both wore dark-colored hoodies, which were pulled up tightly around their faces,.

An undetermined amount of cash was stolen, but no injuries resulted, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call city police at 584-1800 or the department’s tip line at 584-8477.

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