CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Police released photos as they work to solve two robberies on and near the campus of Virginia State University. The October 16, 2014, crimes are connected, according to Chesterfield Police.
The first robbery happened at about 1:37 a.m. in “parking lot 36” as the victim reached into the trunk of his car.
“He was ordered to his knees [by the hooded suspects] and robbed at gunpoint of his wallet and electronic devices,” Chesterfield Police wrote in an email. “One of the suspects struck the victim in the face with a gun before all three fled the area.”
About five minutes later, a second robbery was reported. This one in the Monroe Hall dorm building parking lot at Virginia State University.
“As the victim was walking from the parking lot into the dorm, he saw a newer, champagne-colored, four-door Honda Civic approach,” police said. “A black male got out of the Civic, pointed a gun in the victim’s face and ordered the victim to his knees. The victim heard a gunshot but was not struck, and the suspects drove away quickly.”
Anyone with information about these crimes was asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or submit a tip online.