San Luis Obispo police are searching for a man who duped a hotel clerk into leaving the front desk and made off with an undisclosed amount of money from a drawer.
At about 4:30 a.m., the unidentified man walked into the lobby of the Hampton Inn & Suites in the 1500 block of Calle Joaquin Road and reported some sort of spill outside of the lobby, Sgt. Brian Amoroso said Tuesday.
When the clerk left the desk, the man went behind the counter and pried open a cash drawer and left with an undisclosed amount of cash before the clerk returned.
Amoroso said investigators obtained surveillance footage of the incident but the man is not easily identifiable. He is described as a black man with a beard and a normal build, wearing a black baseball cap, black jacket, black pants and carrying a black duffel bag.
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No one was injured in the incident.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking anyone with additional information to call the Investigations Bureau at 781-7317.