Monticello police are searching for a man in connection with the Monday night aggravated robbery of a Monticello motel.

Police said a black male went into the office of the Economy Inn on Gaines Street around 8:50 p.m. under the presense of getting change for a $5 bill then showed the clerk a small hand gun, jumped over the counter, took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register then fled on foot toward U.S. 425.

The man is described as a black male in his thirties with medium to dark-colored skin, weighing 140 to 150 pounds. He has short hair and was wearing a black t-shirt and black jeans, according to a news release from the Monticello Police Department.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Monticello Police Department at 870-367-3411.