The Red Roof Inn on Wilhite Drive was robbed Monday night by a man who had a gun, an employee told Lexington police.
The robber approached a desk clerk and demanded cash, Sgt. Ann Welch said.
The clerk complied and the robber got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, Welch said.
The hotel is off Nicholasville Road near New Circle Road.
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The robber was described as thin and about 5-foot-9, Welch said. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, dark athletic pants and a white cloth over his face.
Surveillance video was recorded, but it was not available to police Tuesday morning, Welch said. The person who could download the video was out of town.