Suspects attack male


A male reported being robbed on the 1100 block of John Street at about 1:35 a.m. Saturday.

The victim reported encountering four or five unidentified males as he rounded the corner of a building. The suspects accosted the victim and struck him before fleeing with his wallet in an unknown direction.

No further descriptions of the suspects are available, and University Police could not be reached for comment.

In an email sent to all University faculty and students, University Police Chief Michael Gibson reminded all members of the community to confine themselves to well-lighted streets while walking at night. He also encouraged people to travel in small groups for maximum safety and to avoid taking shortcuts through deserted areas.

In the case of a robbery, Gibson advised the community to cooperate fully with the perpetrator while avoiding any sudden movements. Individuals should take careful notes of any distinct physical features or clothing to file a detailed witness report, Gibson said. Police should be notified immediately after the occurrence of a crime.

University Police are encouraging any individuals who may have knowledge or information related to this incident to call Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.

-complied by Anh Dao

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