Columbia Police seach for man who held up motel

Columbia police are looking for an armed robber who tried to hold up a motel early Monday morning.

Police said one armed male wearing a ski mask and dark clothing entered the Motel 6 on I-70 Drive Southeast shortly after 4:30 a.m., holding a handgun and demanding cash.

He fled when the clerk told him the motel did not have any cash. No one was hurt.

A K-9 unit tried to track the man but was unsuccesful.