An out-of-town traveler was robbed Thursday at gunpoint at the Econo Lodge hotel in the Gold Rock area.

The 54-year-old man was staying at the Econo Lodge on the 7000 block of N.C. 4 in the Battleboro community when the incident occurred. Cpl. Clay Wilder of the Rocky Mount Police Department said the victim reported that he was walking to his room about 2:43 a.m. Thursday with his luggage bag when he was approached by two masked men demanding his possessions.

A brief struggle ensued and one of the men pulled out a small handgun and demanded that the victim comply, Wilder said. The two men then ran off with his wallet, cash and luggage.

One of the men was wearing a light-colored jacket, Wilder said. No other suspect information currently is available.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 252-977-111 or