MERCED — A 21-year-old man reported a robbery at knife-point by a lone assailant Tuesday at the Slumber Motel, Merced police reported.
The incident was reported at 10:41 a.m. at the motel, 1315 W. 16th St., according to Lt. Tom Trindad.
The victim, who had just been released from prison, said he heard a noise at the door, and when he opened it, the robber was holding a folding knife and demanded money. The victim said he handed over an undisclosed amount of money and the robber fled.
No one was hurt during the incident, and details about the robber's appearance weren't available.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Merced Police Department's detectives division at (209) 385-4702 or the tip line at (209) 385-4725. Citizens can also text tips to TIP411 (847411) using the word "comvip" as the keyword in the text message.