Utica Police are asking for your help identifying a robbery suspect.

Police say around 8:30 p.m. last night a man threatened a clerk at the Dunkin' Donuts on North Genesee Street and then ran out of the store with money.

While officers were investigating that robbery, at about 8:50 p.m., a clerk from the nearby Red Roof Inn called police to report that the same man allegedly tried to rob the hotel.

The suspect is described as a black male about 50 years old with "scruffy" facial hair and a dark jacket and hat.

Anyone with information is asked to call the UPD at 315-223-3555.