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    Yup... guess ya still need a gun near VCU

    Would there have been no incident if the victim was OC at the time? Would the thugs thought better of it?

    http://wtvr.com/2012/06/08/police-ma...ar-vcu-campus/

    POLICE: Man robbed near VCU campus
    Posted on: 9:40 am, June 8, 2012, by Scott Wise

    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia Commonwealth University sent out a VCUalert Friday morning after an armed robbery was reported near campus.

    According to the alert, a man was robbed while walking along the 600 block of West Grace Street around 2:20 a.m. Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk4 View Post
    Would there have been no incident if the victim was OC at the time? Would the thugs thought better of it?

    http://wtvr.com/2012/06/08/police-ma...ar-vcu-campus/
    I think Chief John Venuti's recommendation is you walk in pairs, be aware of your surroundings and call 911 as soon as you find a cell phone that wasn't stolen in the robbery and presuming you are still able to speak.

    VCU-PD will take a report, but will not enter it into their stats........it happened off campus, maybe on the sidewalk or between the buildings.
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    One would think a BG would find these Schools great places to mug people as they have an almost 100 percent chance that the victims are not armed and not likely to fight back. If the victims walk in pairs then the BG can double his profits.

    I love how the educated think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    One would think a BG would find these Schools great places to mug people as they have an almost 100 percent chance that the victims are not armed and not likely to fight back. If the victims walk in pairs then the BG can double his profits.

    I love how the educated think.
    That area is a hell hole anyway Doc.
    The chances of running across someone who IS armed is pretty good. The students, who will NOT be armed, stand out and are easy targets.

    The new student housing on the other side of Broad will be worse. It's being built on the edge of one of the Projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter nap View Post
    That area is a hell hole anyway Doc.
    The chances of running across someone who IS armed is pretty good. The students, who will NOT be armed, stand out and are easy targets.

    The new student housing on the other side of Broad will be worse. It's being built on the edge of one of the Projects.
    Sounds like easy money for the crooks......lol

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    fish in a barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocWalker View Post
    Sounds like easy money for the crooks......lol
    Not all that easy, there's a lot of competition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    I think Chief John Venuti's recommendation is you walk in pairs, be aware of your surroundings and call 911 as soon as you find a cell phone that wasn't stolen in the robbery and presuming you are still able to speak.

    VCU-PD will take a report, but will not enter it into their stats........it happened off campus, maybe on the sidewalk or between the buildings.
    a different news station says it was *on* campus:

    http://www.wric.com/story/18737193/a...on-vcus-campus

    Armed Robbery Reported On VCU's Campus
    Posted: Jun 08, 2012 9:50 AM EDT
    Updated: Jun 08, 2012 11:19 AM EDT

    RICHMOND, VA—Virginia Commonwealth University officials are warning students after an on campus armed robbery was reported to police.

    Police said an armed robbery was reported in the 600 block of West Grace St. just after 2 a.m.

    Authorities are calling the robbery suspicious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mk4 View Post
    a different news station says it was *on* campus:

    http://www.wric.com/story/18737193/a...on-vcus-campus
    Authorities are calling the robbery suspicious
    This is at least the second time I've seen them try to cast a shadow on a reported crime.

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    This incident occurred on a city sidewalk in the 600 block of W. Grace St. To the south a VCU parking lot, no the north a gas station soon to be the new Fine Arts building. It may be a false report due to a camera in the are did not pick up anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny View Post
    This incident occurred on a city sidewalk in the 600 block of W. Grace St. To the south a VCU parking lot, no the north a gas station soon to be the new Fine Arts building. It may be a false report due to a camera in the are did not pick up anything.
    That may be were the "suspicious" comes into play. Was a false report perhaps filed?
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    Not to mention the 6 or so VCU Emergency phones in the area. The sun is shining today on parts of the VCU campus, that is also suspicious.

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