It happened shortly before 11:00 p.m. Saturday at the hotel located at 1119 South College Avenue.
The suspect entered the lobby, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded cash. However, the clerk fled into a back office and the bandit fled without getting any money.
The suspect was last seen fleeing into an interior hallway of the Howard Johnson's.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5'8" to 6'1" tall, wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt with the hood up and a white scarf covering his face. The suspect was also wearing white socks over his hands and had an unknown dark colored apron or shirt draped around his waist.
Anyone with additional information about this incident should contact Cpl. Marc DiFrancesco at 302-366-7110.