Armed man robs Red Roof Inn in Lexington

Lexington police investigated armed robbery Thursday night of the Red Roof Inn on Haggard Court, near North Broadway and Interstate 75.

A clerk told police that just before 6:30 p.m., a man with a handgun came in and took money from the cash register and the clerk's wallet, Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

The gunman was described as weighing about 200 pounds and wearing a dark hoodie, dark jeans and boots, with a white mask covering his face, Roberts said.

A report said the gunman made the clerk go outside and lie in the bushes, Roberts said. The man then got into a blue two-door car that headed toward North Broadway.