VCU police sends alert after three people robbed

VCU police sends alert after three people robbed
The suspect is described as a black man with short black hair. Police say he also has a tattoo on his arm.
Three people were robbed near VCU campus early Thursday morning. (Source: NBC12)
Three people were robbed near VCU campus early Thursday morning. (Source: NBC12)
According to police, a man approached three people near Lombardy and Grace Street, just blocks away from the heart of VCU campus. (Source: NBC12)
According to police, a man approached three people near Lombardy and Grace Street, just blocks away from the heart of VCU campus. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Commonwealth University police sent out an alert overnight to students and faculty after three people were robbed.

According to police, a man approached three people in the 1100 block of West Grace Street, just blocks away from the heart of VCU campus, around 1:45 a.m. Thursday. He asked them to give him everything they had.

One of the three victims handed over money and the robber took off, heading north away from campus.

The suspect is described as a black man with short black hair and facial hair. Police also say he has a tattoo on his arm. He is between 30 and 35 years old and is 5-feet-10-inches tall to 5-feet-11-inches tall. He was last seen wearing all dark clothing and black boots.

None of the victims were hurt, and police say no weapons were used in the incident.

Anyone with any information about the suspect's identity is asked to call Third Precinct R. Nixon at 804-646-1165 or call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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