compliance with the provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act of 1988 Virginia
Commonwealth University is giving notice of a robbery.
Reported Offense: On May 20, 2013 at approximately 12:05 a.m a
robbery was reported to the VCU Police and Richmond Police Departments as
having occurred in the 500 block of W. Broad St.
Suspect description: Suspect (1)-Black male, 20-22 years old, 5’9”,
160 lbs, black suede shirt. Suspect
(2)-Black male, 40’s, 1” scar on right cheek, blue jean jacket.
Brief description of
how the crime took place: The victim
was sitting at the bus stop at Henry and Broad Streets when he was approached
by the suspects. One of the suspects
grabbed the victim, holding his arm behind his back. The second suspect went through the victim’s
pockets taking cash and cigarettes. No
weapons were displayed and there are no reported injuries. Richmond
Police is investigating this incident. Both Richmond and VCU Police are
increasing patrols in the area. Report all suspicious people and circumstances
to VCU Police.
It can be assumed
that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests
of the community.
If you find yourself
in a similar situation do not resist.
In the event of an
incident, the information you provide police will help them identify the
suspect(s). Focus on his or her physical
characteristics, i.e. clothing description, height and weight, and last known
direction of travel. Always report such
incidents immediately to the police.
Never try to
apprehend the criminal yourself.
When out walking, trust
your instincts about a person or situation and choose safety over courtesy.
If you need help,
look for an Emergency Reporting Telephone. You automatically will be connected
to University Police.
Be aware of your
surroundings. Do not let a cell phone conversation or listening to music
distract you when crossing the street or in another situation that calls for
your full attention.
Avoid isolated areas
and walking alone at night. Consider use of Safe Ride (828-7233) during the
hours of 5pm-8am.
safety tips from the VCU Police, please see:
www.vcu.edu/police and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
and staff are encouraged to share this information with other members of the
information pertaining to this crime can contact the VCU Police Department at
(804) 828-1234 or text VCUTIP to 274637 anonymously.
On May 19, 2013 a sexual assault was reported to the VCU
Police department that took place off campus. The incident is being
investigated by Richmond Police. The victim told police the assault involved an acquaintance.
VCU Police would like to remind all community members of the
Sexual assault is non-consensual sexual activity ranging
from unwanted sexual touching to forced intercourse.
Report all suspicious people and circumstances to VCU
Always be aware of your surroundings and trust your
If you are the victim of a sexual assault, you have options
and help that is available.
Sexual Assault and
VCU Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services 804-828-9355
YWCA of Richmond 804-643-0888
University Safety Case Manager 804-837-8753
Title IX Coordinator for students, Kendall Plageman 804-837-8753
Victim-Witness Specialist: 804-828-8696
--Cpl. Jody Atkins ( email@example.com)
VCU Police: www.vcu.edu/police/
The Richmond Department of Public Utilities is working on a water main break on Munford Street, one block west of N. Belvidere at W. Broad Street, which will necessitate a water shutdown happening now for the 700-1100 blocks of W. Broad Street, and some buildings along Grace Street in the same blocks.
There are many restaurants and VCU facility buildings and student apartments in this area. The shutdown is expected to last five hours or more and may impact traffic during rush hour at the Belvidere and W. Broad intersection.
Broad Street will likely be narrowed to one lane going west through the work area.