UPDATE (WEDNESDAY 9AM): POLICE are hunting a knife-wielding robber who allegedly held up a Maryborough motel early Tuesday morning.

A second man, 39, was last night being questioned by police.

A police spokesman said two men armed with knives stormed into the Maryborough City Motel about 3.30am Tuesday and threatened a 35-year-old female worker.

The men searched a room before fleeing with a quantity of cash.

Officers from the Maryborough station and the police dog squad were involved in the search.

Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

EARLIER (TUESDAY 8.30AM): POLICE are investigating an alleged armed robbery in Maryborough earlier this morning.

Police allege the 39-year-old and 47-year-old men entered a Ferry St motel armed with knives at 3.30am this morning and proceeded to threaten a 35-year-old woman at the property.

After searching the motel room, the men fled on foot with cash.

Police investigations are continuing.

More to come.


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