Crime alert: Report of an armed robbery
February 14, 2016
BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 14, 2016 – At approximately 12:25 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2016, The Virginia Tech Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery that had occurred approximately 20 minutes earlier in the Dietrick Parking Lot on the Virginia Tech campus.
Upon arrival, a male victim was located and reported that an unknown male with a deep, scruffy voice called out for help from the bushes. The victim stated that when he approached, the suspect jumped up, presented a knife and demanded the victim's wallet. The victim resisted and a struggle ensued.
The suspect then fled the area in the direction of War Memorial Gym.
The suspect is described as a "college aged" white male approximately 5' 10" tall, slender build, with dirty blonde hair, over his ears in length. He was wearing a black zip up jacket with a hood and blue jeans.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Virginia Tech Police Department immediately by calling 540-382-4343.
The Virginia Tech Police Department would like to remind all community members of the following:
- -- Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
- -- Report all suspicious people and circumstances immediately.
- -- Be cautious in confronting suspicious persons. Call Virginia Tech Police Department.