By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Police are searching for the suspect who robbed a 35-year-old woman at gunpoint inside a DoubleTree Hotel in South Philadelphia. The incident happened at the DoubleTree located on the 200 block of South Broad Street just after 5:30 p.m. on April 4.

Officers say a Black man forced his way into the victim’s hotel room and once inside he pistol-whipped the victim demanding she opened the safe in the room. After taking several thousand dollars the suspect fled the room.

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Hotel security then chased the suspect but lost him on the 200 block of Juniper Street.

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The suspect is described as a Black man between the ages of 25 and 30 of medium build. He was reportedly wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black and white sneakers.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police.