NEWPORT NEWS -- Police in Newport News are searching for a suspect who robbed a gas station clerk at gunpoint Tuesday night.

The robbery took place at the Shell gas station located in the 10000 block of Jefferson Avenue around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The male suspect -- believed to be between 18 and 25 years old -- was captured on surveillance video entering the store, brandishing a gun and demanding cash from the clerk.

Police say after receiving the undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect then ran from the area.

The suspect is described as being 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6 with a medium build. He was wearing a knit cap, tan jacket and dark colored jeans at the time of the crime.

Nobody was injured during the robbery.

Anyone who recognizes the individual is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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