Police are asking for the public's help to identify a male suspect accused of robbing the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in downtown Ottawa.

Police say a black male apparently entered the hotel at 350 Dalhousie St. at about 10:45 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect apparently said he had a gun, and demanded money.

Police say he got away with $300 and fled on foot. Although the suspect claimed to have a gun, no weapon was seen.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).