Victim robbed in car off campus

Matt Leonard
Staff Writer

Police are searching for two suspects after an armed robbery early Monday morning in the Carver neighborhood.

The robbery occurred on the 1200 block of W. Cary Street at approximately 1:53 a.m.

The first suspect is described by the victim as a 5-foot-7 black male, approximately 15 years old, and weighing about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black beanie, a red bandana covering his face, a blue sweater and jeans. The second suspect was depicted as a black male, but no other description was provided.

While sitting in his car, the victim reported one suspect kicked open the driver’s side door and put what the victim believed to be a gun to the victim’s head. Once inside the suspect made his demands of the victim.

According to the victim, the suspect said, “This is a robbery, do you have a phone?”

The victim handed over his phone, keys and wallet to the suspects. The victim also said he saw the suspects flee on foot toward Harrison and Clay streets.

The robbery occurred just outside the core campus area in the VCU Police Extended Jurisdiction.

VCU students received no email or text alert message about the robbery. Richmond Police are handling the investigation.

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