Police seek gun-toting robber in Christmas Eve motel holdup

MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. - Police are looking for the man who robbed a motel in Berks County at gunpoint on Christmas Eve.

The man, armed with a small, black pistol, entered the office of the Econo Lodge on Fraver Drive in Muhlenberg Township around 7:30 p.m. Sunday and demanded money from the clerk, according to police.

The robber then grabbed cash from the register drawer and fled in a silver sedan, driven by someone else, police said.

The robber, seen in a surveillance photo, is described as a Hispanic man who stands about five feet, six inches tall. He was wearing a black knit cap and gray hooded sweatshirt with "NEW YORK" printed on the front.

Anyone who can identify the robber should call Muhlenberg Township police at 610-929-5454 or Crime Alert Berks County.

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