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May 19, 2012 10:47 AM by Matt Stafford

Police looking for robber who doused clerk with lighter fluid

Colorado Springs police are looking for a man they say doused a hotel clerk with lighter fluid and threatened to light them on fire during a robbery.

It was at the Clarion Hotel, on West Bijou St., around 1:30 Saturday morning. Police say a black man in his 40s walked in the hotel lobby, poured the lighter fluid on the clerk and then threatened them. The suspect stole money from the cash drawer and then fled on foot.

The suspect is also described as being between 5'11" and 6'1", 170 to 180 pounds, having a scruffy beard, bumps on his face, and being neatly dressed. If you have any information call Colorado Springs police at 444-7000, you can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP (7867).

 

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