RICHMOND (WRIC)—Richmond Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred near the Virginia Commonwealth University campus late Sunday night.
At approximately 10:52 p.m. on Feb. 23, the victim was walking along the 1200 block of West Franklin Street when he passed two black male suspects on the sidewalk. One of the suspects approached the victim at 1214 W. Franklin St., asking if he could speak with him for a moment. When the victim turned around, one of the suspects displayed a handgun. One of the suspects struck the victim in the head and took his cell phone, keys and wallet. No injuries were reported.
The first suspect is 6 feet tall, weighs about 180 pounds and is in his mid-twenties. He has a brown complexion and wore a dark knit crew sweater. The second suspect is approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds and is in his late teens or early twenties. He has short curly hair, a brown complexion, and wore a dark jacket with a vertical stripe down the sleeves and light-colored blue jeans. He was also armed with a black compact, Glock-style handgun.
Police have increased patrols in the area, and say the suspects may continue to pose a threat to the greater VCU community. Anyone with information about this robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Metro Richmond at 804-780-1000.
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