Search underway for robbery suspect near Northlake

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. 

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