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Deputies looking for suspect in Tampa motel robbery

TBO.com staff

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Hillsborough sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect in a robbery at a Tampa hotel this morning.

According to deputies, a man with a knife demanded money from a clerk at the Motel 6 at 9942 E. Adamo Drive about 7:15 a.m. The suspect then fled.

Deputies originally believed the suspect ran into a motel room, so the building was evacuated. Deputies soon determined the suspect fled behind the hotel.

Deputies are actively searching the area for him.

According to the sheriff’s office, the man is black with a medium complexion and about 5 feet 10 inches tall, with short cropped hair. He was wearing a white T-shirt, black pants and black shoes.

The clerk was not injured.

No other information was released.

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