Police searching for person who robbed Merced Motel at gunpoint Friday night

Officers are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Best Western, 1033 Motel Drive. The suspect is outstanding.

On April 8th, 2022, at 11:43 PM, officers responded to Best Western for an armed robbery that just occurred. The clerk reported the suspect entered the lobby, brandished a firearm, and demanded cash from the safe. The clerk handed over approximately $800 in fear for his life. The suspect fled the area in an unknown direction.

The suspect has been described as a white male adult in his 50’s, slender build, and approximately 6’3” tall. He was wearing a black boonie-style hat, black trench coat, black pants, black gloves, and a black facial mask.

Merced Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Officer J. Paynter at (209) 385-6905 or by email at paynterj@cityofmerced.org.

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