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Crime alert: The Virginia Tech Police investigating assault on Drillfield


BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 16, 2010 – The Virginia Tech Police Department is investigating an assault that occurred on Nov. 16, at 12:50 a.m.

The victim reported that, while waiting on the sidewalk in front of Burruss Hall, he was assaulted by a group of four to five unknown white males.  

One of the suspects was described as a heavy set male wearing a white shirt and a bandana on his head.  The second male was described as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.  The suspects exited a red SUV-type vehicle with tinted windows, possibly a Chevy Blazer, and pushed the victim to the ground.  

The victim sustained minor injuries, including abrasions to his hands.  He was transported to Lewis-Gale at Montgomery for medical treatment.

After the assault, the suspects fled the scene in a red SUV-type vehicle and headed toward West Campus Drive.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective R.L. Taylor of the Virginia Tech Police Department at (540) 231-8121.

Virginia Tech Police would like to remind all community members of the following:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances immediately.
  • Use SafeRide between any points on campus.
  • (540) 231-SAFE or (540) 231-7233
  • Be cautious in confronting suspicious persons. Call Virginia Tech Police Department.