RICHMOND, Va. -- It's not the news parents or students want to hear: crimes taking place over the weekend near VCU campus, as thousands of students were moving-in for the upcoming academic year.
Richmond Police said they received a report of a sexual assault near the campus on Sunday. The crime allegedly occurred at a private house off campus in the 1200 block of West Marshall Street. Police said the victim knew the suspect.
Police also said a burglary happened on Sunday.
It happened in the 1000 block of West Marshall Street. The victim heard noises in his apartment and found a male suspect in the living room, going through his things. The suspect then ran away.
As a result of the burglary, police increased patrols in the area.
CBS 6 did report Saturday that VCU Police have seen a 40% reduction in campus crime.