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CRIME ALERT: VCU reports student sexually assaulted at gun point

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Posted at 10:02 AM, Mar 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-28 18:46:41-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - A female VCU student was sexually assaulted at gun point Tuesday night in an alley on campus, VCU Police announced on its alert website.

"I want to know what's going on if I spend most of my time around here," said VCU Junior Daniel Smith.

According to the report, the assault happened between approximately 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. in an alley west of the intersection of Harrison Street and Floyd Avenue.

Police described the suspect as a 6'5" man of Asian or Hispanic decent. He was wearing a mask and black sweatshirt, possibly Ed Hardy brand, police said. In addition police said the suspect had a deep voice and a tattoo of three stars on his neck.

The suspect was last seen traveling toward Harrison Street.

The alleged attack has some students, including Victoria Case more watchful of their  surroundings.  The sophomore says she is pleased with the schools efforts to keep everyone informed when it comes to campus concerns.

"When stuff does go on, you know about it," said Case.  "And it's not like they blow up your phone with messages."

The Richmond Police Department is investigating the incident, however they are calling the alleged crime a "suspicious situation."  Anyone with information pertaining to this crime can contact the VCU Police Department at 804-828-1234 or text VCUTIP to 274637 anonymously.  You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.