The robbery happened around 4 a.m. Monday morning inside the Motto by Hilton hotel.
Police said the suspect tried to steal a bottle of liquor from behind the bar when he was confronted by a female employee.
There was a struggle before the suspect pushed items off the front desk.
He ended up taking off with another liquor bottle.
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The suspect was last seen fleeing on West 24th Street.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
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