Man robbed at gunpoint while leaving gym, police say

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Police are searching for a man they believe robbed another man at gunpoint while he was leaving the gym Monday night.

According to a news release from the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, a man was leaving a gym located at Washington Square Shopping Center, walking in the 2000 block of Piccadilly Loop, when was approached from behind by a man in a gray sweatshirt.

The stranger was carrying a black handgun, police said. The suspect demanded money from the man, but he did not have any. The suspect then took the victim’s cell phone and told the victim to run.

The victim left and was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5 feet, 11 inches in height and weighing roughly 200 pounds.

If the public has any information about the crime, they are asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or the FB TIP LINE at 757 890-4999.