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Armed Robbery At Girard Motel The Latest In A String of Armed Robberies

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State police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Monday afternoon at a motel in Girard.

Investigators say around 4:00 p.m., a man with a ski mask walked in to the Green Roof Inn, along Route 18.
State police say he threatened employees with a revolver and demanded money.

He then reportedly ordered two employees to lay on the floor until he left.
Witnesses describe the robber as a black man, weighing about 160 pounds, and between 5'8" and 5'9" tall.

State police are investigating.

Meantime, Erie police are still looking for the suspects in the latest in a string of armed robberies at local businesses in the city.

The most recent one happened over the weekend at Barbato's on west 6th street.
Police say two men went into the pizza shop Saturday night.
One of them had a gun, and a mask over his face.


Police say they're checking for any possible connections between this holdup, and similar robberies at pizza shops and two Chinese restaurants across the area.

At this point police believe that this new crew from the Barbato's holdup is a different outfit from a lone gunman who has been robbing east side businesses.
Late last week a man robbed My Dad's Pizza in Harborcreek. The week before a Harborcreek beer distributor was hit, and three employees in a nail salon were also robbed at gunpoint in the city.

Erie police and state police have been comparing notes, but a police spokesperson told us that they couldn't release much more given the nature of an active ongoing investigation.

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