Charlottesville Police Investigating Attempted Armed Robbery

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The University of Virginia is alerting students about a would-be robber on the loose.

The University sent a warning to students about the incident which happened around 9 p.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of Arlington Boulevard.

The victim tells police a man wearing a black plastic mask demanded his wallet and phone. But he didn't have those, so the attempted robber ran away toward the Barracks Road Shopping Center.

If you know anything about this, call Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.

University of Virginia Alert:

Timely Warning

"Your Right to Know"

February, 12, 2017

Date and Time of Incident: 2/12/2017 at 9:03 PM 

Report Type: Robbery

Reported Offense: An attempted robbery was reported to the Charlottesville Police Department on February 12, 2017 at 9:03 PM. The reported incident occurred on February 12, 2017 at approximately 9:00 PM, at the 2400 block of Arlington Blvd.

A citizen was approached from behind by a man wearing dark pants, a black hoodie, and a black plastic mask that covered the majority of his face.  The suspect demanded the victim's wallet and phone.  When the victim could not produce a wallet and/or phone the suspect fled on foot.  The suspect was last seen running toward the Barracks Rd Shopping Center.

Appearance of suspect is reported to be:





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