Police searching for suspect who tried to rob man in his car

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Police are searching for a suspect who tried to rob a man who was parked in his car at a parking lot early Saturday.

It happened just before 1 a.m. in a parking lot in the area of E. Platte Avenue and Chelton Road.

According to police, the victim was sitting in his car when he was approached by the suspect, who asked him for money. Police say when the victim gave the suspect some spare change, the suspect took out a gun and pointed it at the victim, demanding him to get out of the car. Police say the victim refused. The suspect then demanded the victim’s cell phone. The victim refused again, then left the scene in his car, according to authorities.

The suspect is described as a black man around 30-years-old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a black or dark gray jacket and was last seen running away headed west.

Police say no shots were fired and there were no reported injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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