Motel 6 in east Columbia robbed Monday morning

The Motel 6 on I-70 Drive Southeast was robbed early Monday morning.

POSTED: 05:37 AM CDT May 13, 2013    UPDATED: 11:06 PM CDT May 13, 2013 

Columbia police are investigating a robbery at the Motel 6 on I-70 Drive Southeast Monday morning. 

Officers say a man wearing a mask walked in around 4 a.m., pointed a handgun at the night clerk and demanded money. He then left the area on foot.

Police searched the immediate area with a K-9 unit but didn't find anything. Officers aren't yet sure if the man stole anything besides the cash and are now getting the video from security cameras to examine.

The suspect is described as a male of unknown height, weight or race. He was wearing a mask, a dark hooded sweatshirt pulled low over the mask and black gloves.