Police: Armed robber targets victim near VCU campus

Posted at 1:30 PM, Apr 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-12 18:13:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Police are looking for a suspect after an armed robbery near VCU’s main campus Thursday morning.

VCU police said the victim, who was not a student, was robbed at the corner of Pine and Grace streets around 9:20 a.m.

Official said the victim and suspect were walking past each other, the suspect asked to speak with the victim.

Cops then said the suspect pointed a small black handgun at the victim, and demanded they hand over everything.

The suspect took off on foot toward Belvidere and Broad with the victim’s wallet, which included $93 cash, an ID and social security card.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall, to 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing around 175 to 200 pounds. He was wearing a camouflage jacket and black pants.

Because of the incident, official said both Richmond and VCU police have stepped up patrols in the area.

If you have information about this crime, call the VCU Police Department at 804-828-1234 or text VCUTIP to 274637 anonymously.