Motel employee assaulted during armed robbery near airport

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities are searching for an armed suspect accused of robbing a business near the airport and assaulting an employee on duty.

The incident happened at the Budget Host Inn & Suites in the 2700 block of Airways Boulevard around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

The suspect, a 19 to 23-year-old male, hit the employee with a semi-automatic handgun before fleeing the scene on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The victim is expected to be okay, police said.

They were provided with a vague description of the suspect, so if you know anything call Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH.