NOVATO (CBS SF) — Novato police are turning to the public for help in their search for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint as she sat in her car Monday morning.

Police were called just after 11 a.m. to a parking lot behind a business First Street and Grant Avenue, where a 45-year-old woman told them she was seated in her car when the robber opened the passenger door and pointed a handgun.

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(Photo: Novato Police Department)

The man took her money and credit cards and fled in a dark blue Volkswagen Tiguan parked at First and Grant. The woman was uninjured. Police searched unsuccessfully for the robber, who is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s, about 5-foot-10 with a medium build.

He was wearing a white sweatshirt with the NIKE brand and swoosh logo, black warm-up pants and white -and-red athletic shoes. The getaway vehicle had a roof rack, no front license plate on the
front and a temporary paper plate in the rear that may have the numbers 945.

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Several surveillance recordings have been obtained from the community and police hope there may be more, as well as any information that could lead to a suspect.

Police believe the suspect vehicle traveled on Vallejo Avenue, First Street, and Grant Avenue.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Novato police at (415)897-4361, or

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