3 men abduct student at VSU
By Blake Belden, Staff Writer
Dec 10, 2013, 16:16
CHESTERFIELD — A Virginia State University student was robbed and carjacked at gunpoint on Monday night, less than an hour after another incident around campus involving men with handguns, according to authorities.
At approximately 7:40 p.m., three males wearing hoodies and bandanas approached a VSU student in the area of Parking Lot #7, where they stole his credit cards, VSU 1Card and forced him into his own car at gunpoint, as written in the VSU crime alert.
Once they were in the victim’s car, they told him to drive to the Wells Fargo Bank in Colonial Heights. The student escaped from the vehicle and was assisted by passerby in contacting the police, according to the alert.
The three male subjects were described as black, between the ages of 18 and 25, wearing black jackets and all carrying weapons, as stated in the alert. One subject was wearing a red bandana.
Less than an hour before this incident occurred, a group of female VSU students was approached by four masked men, some of which displayed handguns, on Monday night, according to Chesterfield authorities.
At approximately 7 p.m., several women were walking in the 20800 block of Second Avenue when a group of four males displayed handguns, “but did not make any demands or threaten the victims,” according to an email from Elizabeth Caroon, Chesterfield police spokesperson.
The men ran off when the female students thought it was a joke, according to the VSU crime alert.
All four suspects were described as black males around six feet tall who were wearing bandanas, three black and one red. Three of the suspects were described to have medium or average builds, Caroon said in the email.
Investigators believe that both incidents may be related, Caroon said.
Should you have any information regarding these incidents, please contact Chesterfield Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660or VSU Department of Police and Public Safety at (804) 524-5411 or the anonymous TEXT-A-TIP line by texting TROJAN (space) plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).