Police said the suspect entered the Value Place hotel on West Rowan Street near Bragg Boulevard around 8:15 a.m. with a weapon and demanded money before fleeing the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash.
The suspect was described as a white man in his early to mid-20s with a thin build and standing about 6 feet tall. He had short dark hair and chinstrap-style facial hair.
The suspect was seen in surveillance video wearing a hooded jacket, khaki pants, white sneakers and a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap.
Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to contact Det. Hertrich with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or CrimeStoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).