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Four force their way into New Stanton hotel room, demand money

| Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 7:38 a.m.

Three black men and a black woman forcefully entered a Days Inn room at midnight Thursday and demanded money from five men.

State police said the suspects used a small handgun and a large knife to force the men into a bathroom where they were bound with duct tape. The victims managed to free themselves and ran to the front lobby to see the suspects flee in what was possibly a Chevrolet Cavalier.

Police did not say whether the suspects took anything from the room.

Some hotels in that area have been the scene of crimes in recent months.

• In October, a man was robbed of a wallet containing about $450 in the Days Inn parking lot.

• A laptop and camera were reported stolen from a Days Inn room in September.

• A Uniontown man was arrested after robbing 10 men from El Salvador of $3,000 on Sept. 19 at America's Best Hotel.

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