VCU alerts students over attempted robbery on campus

Updated: Mar. 21, 2018 at 7:42 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Commonwealth University is telling students to stay alert after an attempted robbery on campus.

A student told police a man ran up behind her and tried to steal her backpack near the library around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The student was able to fend off the would-be robber, and the suspect fled the area when a bystander came in to help her out.

No one was injured in the incident.

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