Daylight robbery at VCU

Posted at 6:04 PM, Mar 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-07 18:04:02-05

Another robbery in broad daylight at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The update below was posted on the VCU alerts page:

“In compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act of 1988 Virginia Commonwealth University is giving notice of a robbery at approximately 2 p.m. today on the 400 block of Gilmer Street.

The suspect was slumped down beside a car when a female student approached. He said “Yo, give me that,” while lifting his shirt and displaying a firearm tucked into his waistband. He was last seen fleeing north on Gilmer.

The suspect is described as a black male, 26 to 29 years old, wearing a tan jacket and black cap and carrying a bookbag. He took the student’s purse, which contained her ID, cell phone and credit card. The student was not injured. Richmond Police are investigating.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the community. Students are advised to be aware of their surroundings, and to use the VCU Security Service if needed. Richmond Police and VCU Police are conducting extra patrols of the area.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crime can contact the VCU Police Department at (804) 828-1234 or text VCUTIP to 274637 anonymously.”