Updated Dec. 4 at 5:20 p.m.

Juneau police say they are looking for a man who allegedly assaulted a clerk and stole cash from a till at the Travelodge Hotel Tuesday evening.

Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the Juneau Police Department said it received a call about a robbery at the hotel, located near the airport in Mendenhall Valley.

“The initial caller stated a woman had run through the Mi Casa Restaurant yelling that there was a man with a gun at the hotel,” said JPD in a release.

An investigation by police found the suspect — described as about 5-feet-9-inches to 6 feet tall, 250 to 300 pounds (heavy build) and wearing a black hooded coat with red shirt underneath, black pants, black shoes and black gloves — walked into the hotel and approached the clerk “with his arm extended and hand covered under his sleeve as if he had a handgun,” the release says.

“As the suspect walked by, he punched a man who attempted to intervene and then threatened a female by motioning as if he was putting a gun in her face. The suspect then went behind the hotel counter and physically assaulted the clerk,” according to Juneau police.

The suspect took an “undisclosed amount of cash” from a till and then left the hotel, police say.

Juneau police ask anyone with information to contact the department at 586-0600.

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