Man arrested after students robbed at gunpoint at bus stop

Travon C. Williams
Travon C. Williams

By Evrod Cassimy – bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Richmond Police investigators have arrested and charged a man with robbing four John Marshall High School students at gunpoint on Friday.

Travon C. Williams, 18, of the 200 block of Minor Street, has been charged with multiple counts of robbery, attempted robbery and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He surrendered to police today.

Williams is charged with robbing two juvenile males and an adult male at gunpoint and attempting to rob a juvenile female at 6:45 a.m. on Friday as they waited to catch the school bus in the 2500 block of North Avenue.

"Some of the kids were scared anyway and they gave him their jewelry, and they gave him all of their money out of their pockets, about $3 all together," said parent, Alvista Stovall.

Two of Sotvall's children were robbed, while they waited for their bus, about 6:40 this morning. The incident has sparked fear in parents who are taking action when school resumes after next week's spring break.

"I think that it's one of the worst things that could happen in our neighborhood you know?" said Stovall. "And a lot of us are going to get together and start taking turns on, you know, going to the bus stop and watching out for the kids."

"I took him to school this morning. He got up late so I took him to school," said parent, Claudia Street.

Street feels lucky her son missed the bus today. While the children robbed were in high school it would have been a different situation just minutes later.

"It's maybe 15 kids at that particular time that he comes through. When he came through today and maybe 20 minutes later there's the middle school, and 30 minutes after that there's the elementary school kids," added Stovall.

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