A West Ashley finance company was robbed at gunpoint Friday, Charleston police said.

About 2:40 p.m. a man armed with a gun walked into First American Cash Advance at 1300 Savannah Highway and demanded money, said Charles Francis, a police spokesman.

The robber was described as a black man, about 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, with a medium build. He was wearing a royal blue, buttoned-down shirt, blue jeans and a black, knit cap.

Anyone with information can call Charleston police at 577-7434 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.