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Police: Man living at hotel with two prostitutes robbed

John Joyce
505-5432/@JohnJoyceYD
  • Police say a man living at an area hotel with two prostitutes was robbed by gunmen Sunday.
  • The victim waited a day to report the robbery out of fear the robbers would return, police said.

A 42-year-old man staying at the Super 8 Motel on East 11th Avenue in Manchester Township told police he was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon, but he waited until Monday morning to report the incident, fearing the gunmen might come back.

According to a news release issued Tuesday by the Northern York County Regional Police Department, the unnamed victim told the officers he'd been staying at the hotel with two women he believed to be prostitutes.

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Lt. David Lash said police were investigating whether the two women might have been involved in the robbery.

"It's too early to say on that," he said.

Robbery: According to the release, one of the women, identified only as "Dawn," told the man she owed somebody money. The man then walked to a nearby business Sunday afternoon and was robbed on his way back to the motel.

The release said that between 4:30 and 5 p.m. the man was returning to the motel when he was approached by two men with their faces covered. The men brandished semi-automatic handguns and demanded money, then left in a black Chevrolet Impala, the release said.

The victim suffered a laceration to his face during the robbery, but Lash could not say exactly how that occurred. He said it happened "somehow during this altercation."

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The gunmen got away with an undisclosed amount of money, Lash said. No further description of the two men or the vehicle was given. Anyone with information regarding the robbery or any other crime in the area is asked to call the Northern York Regional Police Department at 717-292-3647 or use the tip reporting tool on the department's website, www.nycrpd.org.

— Reach John Joyce atjjoyce2@yorkdispathc.com or on Twitter @JohnJoyceYD.