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VUU students robbed on basketball court

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Two Virginia Union University (VUU) students were robbed at gunpoint on the campus basketball court Tuesday night. The students were robbed about 9 p.m., according to a statement from the university.

Richmond Police detectives believe that three Tuesday robberies might be connected. In addition to the VUU robbery, in which there were also  two suspects, there was a robbery in the 1600 block of Grove Avenue and the 1300 block of West Cary.

Neither student was hurt during the robbery.

“Virginia Union University has a zero tolerance policy for illegal activity,” the university said in a statement. “Virginia Union Police officers are working vigorously with officers from the Richmond Police Department to apprehend the suspects in this case.”

VUU described the two suspects as:

  1. African-American male, 19-24 years old, dark complexion and short hair. He is approximately 6 feet tall with a heavy build and was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and sneakers.
  2. African-American male with a dark complexion, who is approximately 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray Rocawear hoodie with white lettering.

The suspects were driving a 2008 or 2009 Chevrolet Impala.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call VUU police at (804) 257-5777 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.