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Days Inn downtown robbed overnight

A Days Inn at 120 W. Third Ave. in Spokane was robbed at gunpoint early this morning, and a police dog was unable to track the robber more than few blocks away.

Officer Tim Moses said that the robber confronted the night clerk about 4 a.m. and flashed a handgun, demanding money from the cash drawer. The clerk complied. The robber quickly left, and an apparent accomplice was seen waiting outside.

The robber was described as black, in his 30s, 5-foot-6, 160 pounds and medium build, wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, large dark sunglasses and gloves.

Moses said he was last seen running south on Division Street. A police dog trail went a few blocks and then came to an end. “That tells me he got into a car and left,” Moses said.