Richmond police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Monday morning near the Monroe Park campus at VCU.
Reported Offense: On December 26, 2016 at 5:10 AM, a robbery was reported to the Richmond Police as having occurred in the 900 block of Catherine Street. Richmond Police are investigating this incident.
Brief description of how the crime took place: The suspect approached the victim displaying a black handgun, taking the victim’s personal items. The suspect fled south from the area and there were no reported injuries.
Suspect/s: Black male, 25-30 years of age, 5’10-6’ tall, 150-180 lbs., slim build, wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans.
It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the community. Police have increased patrols in this area. Richmond Police are leading the investigation.
The VCU Police would like to remind students, in particular, to keep personal safety in mind. There are certain things you need to be aware of living in an urban environment. Crimes may occur in our community. The best defense is to be prepared and to take responsibility for your own safety and for that of your friends and fellow students.