A valet was robbed outside a Penn's Landing hotel Saturday night as he tried to hail a cab for a customer.

Police said the 28-year-old valet was attempting to flag down a taxi outside the Hyatt Regency on Columbus Boulevard around 9:45 p.m., when an unknown man approached.

The man, armed with a handgun, threatened to shoot the valet if he didn't give up his money, police said.

The valet handed over his phone and wallet containing $25 in cash, along with credit cards and identification.

Police said the suspect told the valet not to look at him, then fled, running north on Columbus Boulevard.

He is described as a 5-foot-7-inch to 5-foot-10-inch tall black male, aged 25 to 30, weighing between 140 and 150 pounds. Police said he had a goatee and was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt and dark gray pants.

No arrests had yet been reported Sunday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Philadelphia police.

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