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Trio beat, rob man in Burlington motel parking lot

Posted August 9, 2012

— Burlington police are investigating an assault and robbery that happened early Thursday at a Motel 6.

Officers were dispatched about 12:15 a.m. to the motel at 2155 Hanford Road, where they found a 42-year-old Burlington man with minor injuries.

The man told police he was talking with a woman who approached him in the parking lot when two men appeared, demanding money.

The victim said the men began beating him with a blunt object, forced him to the ground and stole his cash. The men and the woman then got into a small black car and drove towards Maple Avenue.

The assailants were described as a black man with short hair wearing a red T-shirt; a black man with long hair wearing a white T-shirt and red hat; and a white woman about 18 to 20 years old with long blond hair, wearing a green dress.

Anyone with information is asked to call Burlington police at 336-229-3500 or Alamance County Crime Stoppers at 336-229-7100.


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  • I know some stuff Aug 9, 2012

    sounds like a team effort....the gal gets the victims attention, then when he's not noticing who else is around...bam by two others. Note the THREE left together.
    Could have happened to an anyone. Sadly a hazard of low cost motels, late at night with few others to see it. Lesson noted.

  • Tax Man Aug 9, 2012

    A really good reason to carry your concealed weapon - three robbers either dead, seriously hurt or in prison. Protect yourself!

  • SFSOLDIER Aug 9, 2012

    I carry a pistol..let them try that around me..it will turn out differently...

  • torchhappysean Aug 9, 2012

    Sounds an awful lot like solicitation of prostitution gone wrong to me... Wonder how he's gonna explain this to his significant other at home???

  • southerntalent Aug 9, 2012

    reason I would never stay in a old style hotel with outdoor access to rooms or the transient hotels like lodge america etc

  • ljcs357 Aug 9, 2012

    When you turn the "H" and hotel to an "M" you lose a lot of amenities. Safety being one of them.

  • WageSlave Aug 9, 2012

    The 50 cents at a time comment was referring to the cost of my .357 magnum rounds for those who don't understand.

  • WageSlave Aug 9, 2012

    This is a great example of why I don't carry cash!

    I would much rather defend myself than think other ways to keep people from mugging and stealing from me. If you don't have cash, they will just take your cell phone and wallet.

  • robjustrob Aug 9, 2012

    Yo, WageSlave! You're so right...It takes too long to nickel and dime; so dey's gonna take it 50 cent at a time!

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Aug 9, 2012

    Lesson learned: Don't stop to talk to strange women after midnight at Motel 6 parking lots.