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POLICE: Man robbed near VCU campus

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Jun 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-08 09:40:41-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia Commonwealth University sent out a VCUalert Friday morning after an armed robbery was reported near campus.

According to the alert, a man was robbed while walking along the 600 block of West Grace Street around 2:20 a.m. Friday.

The alert indicated two men in a purple Ford Crown Victoria or Mercury Marquis spotted the victim walking east on West Grace Street. One of the suspects, described as a black man , 5’8″ tall with a heavy build wearing a red shirt with a white undershirt and red pants, flashed a gun and demanded the victim’s property. 

The victim handed over money, the alert indicated, and the suspects drove off.

Anyone with information is asked to call VCU Police at (804) 828-1234 or text VCUTIP to 274637 anonymously.