Clerk Throws Phone, Thwarts Robber

(WIBW) - The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding a man who attempted to rob a local Best Western motel.

The incident occurred just before 10:30 pm at 601 E. Poyntz in Manhattan. Authorities say the man came into the motel holding a knife and demanding money. The night clerk hit him with a phone and he ran off with nothing.

The suspect is described as a medium build man wearing black clothing, a black hoodie, and a bandana covering his face.

Anyone with information should call the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office at 785-457-3353.

631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email:
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