Hotel clerk foils robbery attempt at Laurel East

November 21, 1996

A Laurel hotel clerk foiled a robbery attempt Tuesday when he ran from a gunman and locked himself in a rear office, county police said.

A man with a silver handgun walked into the Laurel East Hotel, in the 3400 block of Fort Meade Road, shortly after 8 p.m. and demanded money from a clerk, police said.

The clerk, whom police did not identify, went to a rear office, locked himself inside and waited about five minutes. When he left the office, the gunman was gone.

No money or property was taken from the hotel, police said. Officers did not have a description of the gunman.

Pub Date: 11/21/96

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