Nassau County police are searching for a suspect they say fired off four rounds while trying to rob a Chinese food delivery driver at gunpoint in Roosevelt on Friday night.

At 8:20 p.m., a man, 49, was parked on Hale Place and about to deliver food when a man opened the passenger side door and displayed a handgun, police said in a news release.

The victim, realizing that a robbery was about to take place, started to drive away, according to police. The suspect then fired four shots and fled on foot, police said.

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The victim was not injured, police said. The suspect was described as about 5-foot-7 and wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt and had a dark-colored mask across his face.

Anyone with information about this attempted robbery is asked to call Nassau Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.