The Charlottesville Police Department responded to a reported robbery Sunday at 12:16 a.m. on the 100 block of Maury Avenue, per a community alert sent by Timothy Longo, chief of the University Police Department and vice president for security and safety.
The suspect was reported to have stolen the victim’s car keys before driving away. The vehicle was later involved in a crash on the 2000 block of Hessian Road where the individual was arrested and a firearm was recovered from the car.
This community alert is the third alert of August, following a shots fired incidents Aug. 28 and Aug. 16.
Community alerts are shared via email to the University community when there is timely information about a threat that can be released to the community without compromising any ongoing investigations. Timely Warnings are issued when there is an ongoing threat to the community.
The public may opt-in to receive emergency alerts by texting “UVA” to 226787.