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Armed Robbery Nets Pair $107

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The second armed robbery in the city in three-days' occurred early this morning when two men held up the Lamp Post Motel, 2424 E. Stadium Blvd., and escaped with more than $100 in cash.

Robert D, Jenks, 24-year-old desk clerk at the motel, told police the bandit pair entered the motel about 1:15 a.m. today and asked for a double room. While one of the men was signing the register the second man walked to the end of the desk, drew a gun and ordered Jenks to lie on the floor, police learned.

One of the men removed Jenks’ billfold from his pocket and took his wrist watch. When the robbers were unable to open the cash register they forced Jenks to open it for them. After looting the register they again ordered the clerk to lie down on the floor while they fled.

Officers said $107 was taken from the register while Jenks said he had $1 in his wallet. His watch is worth about $17, he said.

The stickup came only three days after the E. Liberty St. branch of the Ann Arbor Bank was held up and robbed of more than $8,000. Police are still searching for that bandit.

The Lamp Post is less than a mile from Inn America, 3250 Washtenaw Ave., which last Sept. 24 was robbed of $150 by a lone gunman. In that holdup the bandit threatened the life of a desk clerk before fleeing.

The last local armed robbery before the Inn America stickup was the holdup in October, 1963 of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission store on S. Main St. A total of $300 was taken in that crime. Police are still seeking that bandit.