Akron police say a man with a knife robbed the Quality Inn on Gilchrist Road on Thursday night.
The clerk told investigators that the man walked into the lobby about 9:30 p.m. and came behind the counter.
The robber took money from the register and ran from the motel into a dark blue 1990 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck that was waiting outside.
The suspect is described as a white male, between 50 and 60 years old. He is about 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs around 190 pounds. He has short white hair, was unshaven and wore a dark T-shirt and blue jeans.