Police received a 9-1-1 call from the Howard Johnson at Loop 11 and Northwest Freeway at around 11 pm Tuesday night.  Police say a white male, dressed in a long coat and hoodie, entered the hotel lobby carrying an object wrapped in a garbage bag.  The object may have been a shotgun or rifle.

The man struck the clerk and fled with an undisclosed amount of money from the cash drawer.

The man may have fled in a dark colored car. No other details or security video has yet been released.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 322-9888 or 1-800-322-9888.  You can remain anonymous and you could receive a cash reward.

Watch the security footage from the Howard Johnson robbery below: