Leavenworth authorities are investigating a robbery in which a man was robbed of money that was intended for the purchase of a car, a police spokesman said.

Leavenworth authorities are investigating a robbery in which a man was robbed of money that was intended for the purchase of a car, a police spokesman said.

The incident was reported at 6:57 p.m. March 10 in the 300 block of Dakota Street.

The victim, a Lawrence man, visited Leavenworth to purchase a vehicle. The vehicle reportedly had been advertised for sale on Facebook Marketplace.

The man met with the suspect, the person who supposedly was selling the car, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

The suspect reportedly pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the money that was intended for purchase of the vehicle. The victim turned over $1,800 in cash to the suspect.

“The suspect then fled on foot,” Nicodemus said.

The suspect was described as a black man. He wore a black coat that had white sleeves. The number “1969” was embroidered on the back of the coat. The suspect also wore a Kansas City Chiefs stocking cap.

Nicodemus said the victim was provided with what was purported to be the name of the person selling the vehicle. The deputy chief said the police will try to determine if this really is the suspect's name.