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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint inside a parking deck at SouthPark Mall.

The man was last seen running across Morrison Boulevard toward the Coca-Cola building. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Police say the man may be carrying a yellow purse, which he stole from the woman in the parking deck.

A police helicopter was called to the scene to assist in the search.

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