Three VCU alerts in 20 minutes.
(Originally reported here as two robberies, the back to back messages I got from VCU were actually 2 separate robberies)
Armed Robberies reported at 1015 Grove (10:06 pm) and two on the 700 block of West Clay (10:24 pm). Police advise to avoid the area. Stay inside if you live nearby.
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Update from 8News:
RICHMOND, VA—A rash of armed robberies near VCU’s Monroe Park Campus has students on alert as police searching for the person responsible.
Three armed robberies occurred within 20 minutes of each other, police said.
The first robbery happened around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday at Grove Avenue near Park Avenue. The victim told police he was approached by a man with a gun. The suspect got away with the victim’s wallet and phone.
The second incident happened just 10 minutes later. Police said two victims had their phones and wallets stolen at West Clay Street and Norton Street.
Ten minutes later, a fourth victim has his wallet and phone stolen at West Clay Street and Mumford Street.
VCU Police said one suspect is behind al three robberies. The suspect is described as a man wearing a flat-billed blue cap and a gray hoodie.
The suspect may have gotten away in a white Chevy Impala, and police said the suspect may have had an accomplice driving the car.
Anyone with information is asked to call VCU Police at (804) 828-1234.