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      Columbia Police seach for man who held up motel

      Columbia police are looking for an armed robber who tried to hold up a motel early Monday morning.

      Police said one armed male wearing a ski mask and dark clothing entered the Motel 6 on I-70 Drive Southeast shortly after 4:30 a.m., holding a handgun and demanding cash.

      He fled when the clerk told him the motel did not have any cash. No one was hurt.

      A K-9 unit tried to track the man but was unsuccesful.