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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Police are searching for an attempted robbery suspect in handcuffs after he escaped the custody of Virginia State University campus police, Crime Insider sources told Jon Burkett.

The incident happened around 7:30 p.m., near Virginia State University in the Ettrick area, those sources said. The male suspect had handcuffs on behind his back, before he was able to escape.

The suspect was last seen fleeing the University campus into Colonial Heights. He was wanted for multiple felonies in connection with an attempted robbery.


Hopewell Police were also called to help search for the suspect with their K-9 units.

"The suspect is described as an adult black male, average height with a slender build with short-cropped black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue hoodie. The suspect is not affiliated with Virginia State University," a Virginia State University spokesperson said. "The Virginia State University Police is leading the investigation with assistance of Chesterfield County Police and officers from the Cities of Petersburg and Colonial Heights."

Anyone with information was asked to call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.