Woman assaulted and robbed by two men in Carytown

By Tara Morgan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Terrifying moments for a woman in Carytown where she was attacked by two robbers. It happened in the 3200 block of West Cary Street.

This kind of crime is not something you hear about often in Carytown. Some women we talked with said they're now going to invest in pepper spray after hearing about this crime.

It's not unusual for Hannah Kelley and her roommate to take a midnight ride in Carytown.

"We go out all the time and don't really think about it. We just bike around. We're, like, out here at midnight just like, 'whoo,'" said Kelley.

Kelley said being on two wheels gives them an advantage.

"If someone's calling you over, you can just quickly speed away or turn the corner," said Kelley.

What you wouldn't see is the two walking alone at night.

"It's scary to hear that, like, right here someone was robbed," said Kelley.

It was about 1:00 a.m. Wednesday when Richmond police say two men assaulted and robbed a woman.

"It's kind of surprising. I don't really see any scary people around here at all," said resident Jaimee Sampley.

According to Richmond police, five people were robbed in the last year in Carytown including one woman who had her purse stolen last August while walking home from work in the 3300 block of Cary just one block away from this recent case. 

Jaimee Sampley carries mace for her protection. Something Kelley and her roommate may add to their next shopping list.

"We've always considered getting mace on our keys, but we never bothered because, oh it will never happen to us," said Kelley.

No word on the woman's condition. If you have information about the robbery, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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