Larceny reported near VCU campus

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — VCU Police are warning students and Richmond residents about a recent grab-and-dash robbery.

On August 18th, officers say the victim was walking along West Franklin Street near Shafer Street when someone walked by and snatched her cell phone out of her hand.

The suspect took off toward Harrison Street.

If you have information on this crime, you are asked to call the VCU Police Department at (804) 828-1196.

As a reminder, students should avoid isolated areas and walking alone at night. The RamSafe transportation service is available between 5pm and 8pm. Call 828-SAFE (7233) or visit the RamSafe website for more information.

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