CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect near Northlake Mall.

Officers were called to the 8000 block of Julia Lee Court on reports of an armed robbery of a person.

A perimeter was set up and the K-9 and helicopter units were called in to assist in the search.

The suspect is described as a black male standing about 5-foot-8 wearing a white t-shirt and colorful shorts.

Police say it wasn't a random robbery, but rather the victim and suspect met up under the pretense of buying/selling merchandise.