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Police: Man in ski mask seen running with stolen rifle near VCU campus

Posted at 10:33 AM, Feb 03, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. – Police will increase patrols near the Monroe Park campus after a break-in occurred early morning, in the 100 block of S. Pine Street.

According to a posted communication alert from Virginia Commonwealth University, a suspect kicked in the back door of private residence at 9:48 a.m. on Feb. 3, 2016.

The suspect removed a rifle, with ammunition, and a gaming system from the property.

The man was last seen running north with a rifle through an alleyway towards West Cary Street.

No injuries have been reported.

The suspect was described as one male dressed in all black, wearing a black ski mask.

Police are on scene and both VCU Police and Richmond police have increased patrols in the area.

Richmond Police are leading the criminal investigation.

Anyone with information pertaining to this crime can contact the VCU Police Department at (804) 828-1234.

The LiveSafe mobile safety application can also be downloaded for free on a smart phone and submit tips, photos and videos directly to VCU Police. VCU Police detectives can be reached during business hours at (804) 828-6409.

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