CMPD: Man robbed at gunpoint near North Lake Mall

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they're searching for a man who robbed another person at gunpoint on Monday. 

It happened along the 800 block of Julia Lee Court near North Lake Mall. 

Police believe the victim and suspect were meeting each other to buy or sell something -- that's when things took a turn and one person robbed the other. 

A perimeter was set up with a K-9 Unit and helicopter assisting officers in the search for the suspect. At this time, police said it's unclear if the man ran away or got away in a vehicle. 

The suspect is described as a black male, 5'8" tall, and medium build. He was last spotted wearing "colorful" shorts and a white t-shirt.