Police hunt armed hotel robber

Police are hunting for a masked man who robbed a southern hotel at knife-point in the early hours of the morning.

About 1.50am this morning, a man entered the gaming area of the Valern Hotel at New Town armed with a knife and demanded money.

The man then ran off through the hotel car park with an unknown quantity of cash. He was last seen running towards Station Street.

The offender is described as being of solid build. He was wearing a light grey hoody, dark coloured trousers and work boots. He face was covered during the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Glenorchy Crime and Drug Investigation Services on 6230 2881.