2 Habitat for Humanity employees stabbed during attempted robbery at job site


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A Habitat for Humanity supervisor and apprentice were cleaning up around a construction site on Saturday afternoon when they were both stabbed during an attempted robbery. 

Police responded to the 200 block of West 34th Street at 1:49 p.m. on March 23 and found two victims, one male and one female, suffering from apparent stab wounds. The Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity shared a statement on the stabbing with 8News on Monday: 

Our first concern is for the safety of all persons who are on our construction sites. The injured employee has been a dedicated construction supervisor with Richmond Habitat for over 8 years.  A paid construction apprentice was also injured, treated and released. Volunteers had left for the day and employees were cleaning up and preparing for the next week when the incident took place. We are deeply distressed and are following-up closely on his condition and the status of the case. We will be cooperating fully with the law enforcement department’s investigation. We ask for the community’s prayers for healing.

The victims, who were not identified, were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. One victim was released after being treated. 

The male suspect asked one of the victims for directions and then tried to rob them with a knife, police said. The suspect then ran from the area without taking any items from the victims. 

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