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Richmond Police investigate armed robbery near VCU campus

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

VCU police are stepping up patrols following a robbery near the Monroe Park campus.

This is happening in the 200 block of West Franklin street.

The university sent a text alert out to everyone on campus at 5:50 a.m.  

According to Police, the victims reported that the suspect knocked on their apartment door of a

private apartment building at 515 West Franklin Street, and confronted them with the handgun. They

were taken to the 7-11 store in the 200 block of West Main Street where one victim was forced to

withdraw cash from the ATM machine. Richmond Police Department is investigating this incident. Both
Richmond and VCU Police have increased patrols in the area.

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