Police are investigating a robbery that occurred minutes before midnight Thursday at the Rocky Mount Inn.
Authorities said two black men armed with handguns and wearing blue jeans and blue hoodies went into the hotel at 11:54 p.m. and demanded money.
The men robbed the employee as well as a customer in the office waiting to rent a room and made off with nearly $1,000 in cash and a wallet.
The suspects fled in a light-colored vehicle and struck a Chevrolet Malibu on the way out, causing minor damage, authorities said.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.