The woman entered the lobby of the hotel at 1813 S. Saunders St. around 10 a.m., police said. She gave the clerk a note demanding money and, once she had cash, fled on foot.
She is described as black, in her 20s or 30s, with a light complexion. She is 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She was wearing large sunglasses and a black jacket with a white, horizontal stripe on the front and carrying a tan and white purse.
Anyone who believes they recognize the woman is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-4357. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that help solve cases.