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A victim reported an armed robbery to the Richmond Police Department at 10:52 p.m that occurred at 1214 W. Franklin St. in the VCU Police Department’s extended jurisdiction.
Students received a text alert shortly before 11 p.m. reporting the crime. Students were told to avoid the area. The crime was reported as resolved by 11:40 p.m.
Two suspects approached the victim in the 1200 block of West Franklin Street, and asked the victim to speak to him for a second. When the suspects had the victim’s attention, one suspect displayed a handgun. One suspect struck the victim in the head and stole the victim’s wallet, keys and cell phone.
One suspect is described as a 6-foot black male in his mid-20s who wore a dark-knit crew sweater, according the the alert. The second suspect is described as a 5-foot-9 black male in his late teens or early-20s with short curly hair a dark jacket with a vertical stripe on the sleeves and light colored blue jeans. He used a black, compact Glock-style handgun during the robbery, according to the alert.
The victim did not report any injuries to police. Richmond Police are investigating the crime.