Poteau hotel robbed Monday night

A clerk at the Days Inn and Suites of Poteau escaped without injury during a robbery Monday night. According to Poteau Chief of police Stephen Fruen, the two men entered the hotel while the clerk was in a room near the front desk. When she heard a noise, she went to investigate and she discovered one man behind the front counter taking money and another standing in the lobby. The clerk locked herself in a bathroom and called police. The two men fled the scene with an undetermined amount of money and were not apprehended. The robbery still is under investigation.