RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Richmond police are investigating an armed robbery overnight near VCU’s campus.
Police were called to the 1200 block of West Clay Street just before 2 a.m. for an armed robbery call.
The victim told police that he was sitting in his car when two people came up to his driver’s side door and kicked the door open. One suspected, who appeared to be a 15-year-old black male, approximately 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 140 pounds. He was wearing a black beanie cap, a blue sweater and jeans with a red bandanna covering his face.
The victim said that suspect put what he believed to be a gun to his head.
The other suspect was simply described as a black male.
“This is a robbery. Do you have a phone?” the victim said one of the suspects said.
The victim gave the robbers what they wanted, surrendering his cell phone, wallet and keys. The pair ran off Northeast towards Harrison and down Clay Street.
VCU Police sent out an alert to VCU students, faculty and staff due to the crime proximity to the campus, and the possibility that a threat may still exist to members and guests of the VCU community.