RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who is accused of robbing a victim at gunpoint.
The alleged incident occurred on Friday, November 20 at approximately 7:35 p.m.
Security video from a residence in the 1300 block of N 23rd Street shows the victim running up to the porch with the unknown suspect chasing him.
Police say the victim ran to a random location and yelled out a random name, in hopes of deterring the suspect from robbing him.
Police say the suspect, armed with a handgun, continued to chase the victim and robbed him of cash.
Some residents in this Church Hill community say "revitalization" has transformed the area, making robberies rare, and that the crime alert about the robbery has brought the neighborhood closer together.
"I've been here since 2000 and it's been heading in the right direction," Patrick Garrett said. “I know everybody's name. I make it a point to know my neighbors."
The suspect, who had a goatee, was last seen wearing a dark-colored Nike hoodie, a surgical mask, blue stonewashed cut-up jeans and brown Timberland boots.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call First Precinct Detective D. Jones at (804) 646-0689 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.