Teen, Elderly Man Injured In Richmond Robberies

RICHMOND, VA—An elderly man and a teen were injured after a rash of robberies across Richmond late Wednesday night.

Two victims were injured in two incidents that took place in the city's East End. No one was injured in a third robbery on the city's South Side.

In both robberies, the victim's told police their attackers did not display a weapon, but did physically assault them.

The first robbery took place around 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of North 27th Street, near Y Street. A 17-year-old boy told police he was walking to his home when four people approached him from behind and hit him, knocking him to the ground. The suspects then took the victim's money and fled on foot.

The 17-year-old victim was taken to VCU Medical Center with what police said were believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

The second robbery took place around 9:30 p.m. in the 1700 block of Williamsburg Road, near Government Road.. A 60-year-old man told police he was walking to his home when he was approached by three men who hit him before stealing his cell phone and money. The suspects then fled on foot.

An ambulance crew at the scene examined the victim, who refused further medical treatment. The victim told police his attackers ranged in age from their late teens to early 20s.

A third robbery took place just two hours later, around 11:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Wise Street on the city's South Side.

In that incident, the victim, a 33-year-old man, told police he was approached by a man, armed with a knife, who stole his iPhone and then fled on foot. The victim was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Stay with 8News for updates.


Copyright 2013 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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