Lexington police are searching for a man who robbed a hotel clerk on Tuesday morning.
The incident occurred at Comfort Inn & Suites on Buena Vista Road at 6:30 a.m., when a man wearing gloves and a hooded sweatshirt told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money, according to Lexington police Lt. Andrew Daugherty.
Daugherty initially said the woman was dragged out of the hotel after handing over the cash. But a review of a surveillance tape showed the clerk was led out by the suspect toward a nearby construction site, said police spokeswoman Brenna Angel.
The clerk was able to get away from the suspect, who fled, police said.
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Since the suspect was covered head to toe, the victim was not able to give a clear description of him, Daugherty said.