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Police have released still surveillance shots from a Grand Forks motel that was robbed Thursday afternoon. The stills show a man wearing a black ski mask pointing a black handgun at a front desk clerk of the Budget Inn Express as the clerk opens a drawer behind the counter.

Clerk who reported Grand Forks motel robbery leaves town

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Investigators want to re-interview a motel clerk who told police he was robbed at gunpoint Thursday, but they say he may have left town.


Lt. Rahn Farder said police would like to speak with the clerk about his report to clarify "several issues." Farder wouldn't specify which issues nor would he say whether investigators suspect the clerk, Ricky Stephens, 28, of having a role in the holdup at the Budget Inn Express.

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