A man walking in downtown Winnipeg was held up at gunpoint and robbed of money on Wednesday night, police say.

The incident happened just before 10:30 p.m. near the corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street.

Police said the gunman, described as about 5-foot-6 with a thin build, ran off after getting some money. The victim wasn't injured.

Anyone with information that may help investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).