Police: Armed robber took safe from Richburg motel

Chester County authorities are searching for an armed robber who took a safe from a Richburg motel lobby at gunpoint late Sunday.

The robbery happened about 10:40 p.m. at the Econo Lodge on Lancaster Highway. Deputies say a masked man robbed the clerk, took the safe and fled in a silver two-door vehicle traveling toward Lancaster with an unknown amount of money.

The victim told deputies a man wearing a sleeveless white t-shirt, blue jeans and a bandana entered the lobby, pulled out a handgun and aimed it at her and asked for the safe, a sheriff’s office report states. She gave him the safe and he left, but returned and again pointed the gun at her.

The victim said she dropped below the counter, and the suspect left in the silver vehicle, deputies said.

Teddy Kulmala •  803-329-4082