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VCU Police offer reward in assault and robbery cases


A $2,500 cash reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of a group of people who were involved in the assault and robbery of two people last Wednesday.

"There were 15 people involved in this situation, you give me one, I'll give you the other 14," said VCU Chief of Police, John Venuti.

On August 22, at approximately 2:55 a.m., VCU Police authorities say a group of 15 young men and woman punched a man as he was getting out of his vehicle near the intersection of Shafer and Grace Streets.

A few minutes later nearby on Franklin and Shafer, police said the same group went up to a male VCU student, commented about the boots he wearing, then punched the student in the back of the head, knocking him to the ground. The student was then punched in the neck before the group stole a pack of cigarettes.

"We know these individuals were here on campus, we know that other individuals saw these individuals and we're willing to do whatever necessary to get people with information to come forward," said Venuti.

It's been one week since the crimes and police say they are following up on every lead.

"We're offering a cash reward in the hopes that someone will come forward with more information," he said.

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