Hooded gunman robs Albany worker

Armed robbery suspect holds hotel resident at gunpoint. / Jessica Fairley

Albany police are asking for the public's help identifying an armed robbery suspect.

Last week James Gregory was filling his water cooler for work at a local hotel when a black male passed by wearing a grey hoodie.

The victim was leaving the ice machine, walking toward his room when the suspect walked up behind him, grabbed his shirt and collar and pointed a black handgun at his head.

Gregory says the suspect demanded his wallet but he refused. He gave the suspect $58 in cash.

After taking the money, the suspect ran off with the victim's cell phone.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Albany Police Department or Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS.