Airdrie RCMP are hoping the public can help them solve an armed hold up at the Super 8 Motel on New Year's Day.

A man entered the motel around 6 p.m. with a weapon and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

An employee, who was not injured, triggered the commercial hold up alarm.

The suspect is described as about 6 feet tall with a slight build, wearing a cream coloured scarf that hid his face. The scarf made it difficult to determine an age.

He was wearing a red hat, a red and white jacket with black pants and black shoes.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.