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VIRGINIA BEACH -- An employee at a Va. Beach hotel was shot during a late night robbery.

It happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Country Inn and Suites on Burton Station Road.

Police say the robber jumpted the counter and struggled with the clerk.

The clerk was struck several times and the gunman ran off.

The suspect isblack male, 5'9'-5'10' tall, skinny,around 18 or 19 years old, with short black hair. He hada black cloth, possibly a handkerchief, around the lower partof his face.  He was wearing dark clothes and blue jeans.

The employee was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to recover, police said.

If you know anything about the robbery, call Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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