Authorities are seeking the man who robbed the Fernley Best Western Motel early Friday morning.
The man entered the motel's office holding a gun and ordered the clerk to the floor, according to the Lyon County Sheriff's Office.
The robber reached into the cash drawer and took $275 before being interrupted when people pulled up in front of the motel.
Described as being white, 6 feet tall, weighing between 160 and 180 pounds, the man was last seen wearing black tennis shoes, black pants, a red and black plaid shirt with orange stripes and a black T-shirt with gray stripes.
He was wearing a brown slouch felt hat with a white ski mask that covered everything but his eyes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Lyon County Sheriff's Investigation Division at (775) 577-5026.