Phillip forwarded a letter being distributed around Shockoe Bottom which alleges that “a violent man with a weapon” has been mugging people in the Shockoe area, with several victims being sent to the hospital.
The Richmond Police Department’s Lt.Wyatt (Sector 112) provides some context:
In the last week, there have been 2 incidents in the area of 20th/ E. Franklin, with the most recent taking place last night around 930pm. Last night involved the attempted robbery of two individuals and the assault of a “good Samaritan” who tried to intervene. Two victims were taken to MCV with lacerations to the head. The basic suspect description of the offender is a black male, approx. 25-35 years of age. 5’6″- 5’8″, medium build.
Our detectives are working diligently […] We are altering our directed patrols to increase visibility and presence in the Franklin St. Corridor.
We would remind citizens to always be aware of their surroundings when walking, especially at night. Also, please call 911 to report any suspicious activity or individuals.
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