Four suspects abduct and rob man

By Laura Geller - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – Richmond Police have a pretty good description of the four suspects who abducted and robbed a man Saturday afternoon. The incident happened on West Grace Street, not far from the Virginia Commonwealth University campus.

Amazingly, the victim in this case escaped the frightening ordeal without injury. He was simply walking from his apartment to his car when strangers took him against his will.

The victim told detectives he was approached by a man with a large semi-automatic pistol in broad daylight.

"He told him, 'don't make no moves or we'll pop you off,'" explained Detective James Higgins.

Three other suspects came up and forced the man into the passenger seat of his red Infiniti.  Madison Kiley, who lives on this block, isn't completely sure what she would do if confronted.

"You think you're going to do it one way and then when it comes down to it, you're just completely flabbergasted and doing anything," said Kiley. "You feel like your life is in danger."

The suspects drove the car up North Belvidere Street and onto Interstate 95 South.

They stole the victim's money and finally let him out at the Third Street exit. NBC12 took the drive and it only took about four minutes. That allowed him enough time to get a good look at the bad guys.

When he ran to Richmond Police headquarters, the victim told officers the first suspect is a black man, about 25-years-old. He is 6' tall, skinny, with a dark complexion and thick side burns.

The second suspect is also a black man, 5'6" – 5'10", with thin side burns, short hair, several tattoos and two gold teeth.

The white female suspect is between 21 and 23-years-old, has tattoos on her hands, arms and neck and has short dark hair.

Police do not have a good description of the fourth suspect.

The victim told officers he saw the alleged culprits drive towards Interstate 64 East. The car is a 2003 2-door red Infiniti G35. If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.

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