Police searching for man who robbed newspaper carrier at gunpoint in Danville

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) Danville police are searching for a man who robbed a newspaper carrier at gunpoint at the 100 block of Brentwood Dr.

Officials say the newspaper carrier was parked in his car when a black man came up to him and asked for a light for his cigarette. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and demanded money. After the victim gave him a small amount of money, he fled towards Northmont Blvd. in a Nissan sedan.

The Nissan sedan is white and has 30-day temporary tags with unknown tag numbers.

The suspect is in his early to mid-20's, clean shaven and wore a dark hoodie and ball cap.

As the suspect was leaving in the sedan, the victim heard a gunshot, but no injuries were reported.