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Police: Woman robbed in parking lot by 2 men with gun

Published: Oct. 27, 2021 at 4:45 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 11:18 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond police said they are searching for two men suspected of robbing a woman in a parking lot.

On Oct. 22, police were called around 1:23 a.m. to a parking lot in the 2400 block of West Cary Street.

Police said two men with a handgun went up to the woman and robbed her of her personal belongings.

The robbers then ran off on foot.

Police said there were two other armed robberies reported nearby on Oct. 3. Around 2:40 a.m., a woman said she was robbed by an armed man when she got out of her vehicle in the 2300 block of West Main Street.

Then, at about 3:10 a.m., a woman said she was sitting on the steps of a building along Rosewood Avenue when a man with a gun robbed her.

There were no injuries in any of the incidents, and police are investigating any possible connections.

K’Shara Jarman and Sharon Kitrick say they often walk in pairs after spending evenings in Carytown. They say others should be even more cognizant about walking in groups following these armed robberies.

“There are times I have to walk to my car by myself, but I don’t want to have to worry about that - not in this neighborhood,” Kitrick said.

“Be smart, travel in groups, and make sure that you have someone to watch your surroundings, especially again, if you’re in a vulnerable state leaving a bar - even guys,” Jarman said. “You could stumble out and an opportunist could see you as a target.”

“Detectives ask that individuals, especially in the late night and early morning hours, be alert to their surroundings and call 911 if they observe any suspicious activity,” RPD said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Third Precinct Detective R. Bailey at (804) 646-3912 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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