A 44-year-old Columbus man was robbed at gunpoint while in his ice cream truck Friday.
At around 8:15 p.m., police were called to an armed robbery in the parking lot of the Circle K gas station on Forrest Road near the intersection of Floyd Road. The victim told police that about 15 minutes earlier, he was getting ready to leave the gas station when a man approached him and said he wanted to buy ice cream. When the victim asked what the man wanted, the man pulled a black pistol out of his pants and demanded money, police records show.
The ice cream man pulled about $150 out of his cash box and gave it to the robber, who then ran east on Forrest Road toward Schatulga Road.
Patrol officers searched for a suspect but found none.
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The suspect is described as black in his mid- to late-20s, standing about six feet tall. He has short hair and was wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and white sneakers.