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.
Since the suspect was covered head to toe, the victim was not able to give a clear description of him, Daugherty said.