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A Maple Road motel was held up by masked man who displayed a handgun as he entered, Amherst police reported Thursday.

The robbery occurred at about 8 p.m. Wednesday at Motel 6, police said. After walking in the main entrance, the robber stole an unspecified amount of cash from the drawer and fled.

Officers were told the robber was about 6 feet 3 inches tall and had a large build. He was wearing a white mask, dark hooded sweatshirt, gray gloves and sweatpants, and sneakers.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the detective bureau at 689-1336.