The victim’s injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.
Update #2 — July 31, 2014; 10:47 AM
Three Arrests Made in VCU-Area Robbery
Richmond Police detectives have identified and arrested three juveniles in connection with the assault and robbery of a man near VCU last week.
At approximately 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, a man reported three unknown males assaulted and robbed him in an alley in the 1000 block of West Grace Street.
After further investigation, detectives identified four persons of interest and thanks to good investigative work and the public’s help, they were able to identify all of the individuals.
Today, they arrested a 13-year-old male, a 14-year-old male and a 16-year-old male and charged each of them with robbery and malicious wounding in connection with the crime.
Detectives would like to thank the community for their assistance.
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Update #1 — July 22, 2014; 12:42 PM
Persons of Interest Sought in Robbery
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to find and identify four persons of interest in connection with a robbery and aggravated assault near VCU this past weekend.
At approximately 1:50 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, a male reported three unknown males assaulted and robbed him in an alley in the 1000 block of West Grace Street.
After further investigation, detectives have identified four male persons of interest seen above.
Anyone with any information about these individual’s identities is asked to call Detective Jack Larry at (804) 646-1647 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
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Original — July 21, 2014
A victim was robbed and injured about 1:50 AM was saturday near the Siegel Center in an ally on the 1000 block of West Grace Street.
The victim said one suspect punched him, knocked him to the ground then took his wallet, iPhone, and keys.
The suspects are described as black males around 5’10″ and were wearing black t-shirts.
“A couple of kids came in and told me about the text and then we went to 7-Eleven and asked them,” said Ray Ralph who was working nearby at the time.
Those who live in the area said the neighborhood is a particular safe one. However, they said the incident should serve as another reminder to always be careful when you are out no matter where you are.