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Police: Man made up robbery story

TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Released by the Tyler Police Department:

UPDATE #1 09/24/2010

TYLER, TX - Tyler Police Investigators have determined that the hotel clerk from Quality Inn that reported the Armed Robbery on August 29, 2010 fabricated the incident.  The clerk identified as Joshanette Monttia Lee, B/F, 01/11/1985 was charged with False Report to a Police Officer and Theft.

Hotel Robbed by Armed Suspect

On 08-29-2010, at approximately 8:42 p.m., the Tyler Police Department received a call of an armed robbery at the Quality Inn, located at 2843 West Northwest Loop 323.  The desk clerk called to report that a male had robbed the business using a handgun.

The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers' arrival.  He was described as an unknown white male, in his late 20's to early 30's, about 5'5" to 5'7" in height, about 160 lbs in weight, with an athletic build, wearing all black, with black gloves and a black ski mask. He displayed a chrome colored revolver during the commission of the crime.  He reportedly never spoke a word to the clerk, but used a hand-written note to convey his intentions.

The suspect fled the business on foot. It is not known at this time, whether he used a vehicle to vacate the area.  A green colored "Astro"-type van was seen behind the business around the time of the robbery.  It is unknown whether this vehicle was involved in the crime.

The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash.  There were no reported injuries. The Tyler Police Department is still investigating the incident.

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