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Crime Alert: Strong arm robbery near Chipotle


BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 18, 2011 – On Tuesday, Jan. 18 at approximately 2 a.m., a strong armed robbery occurred off campus behind the Chipotle restaurant on College Ave. extension.  

A pale skinned white male subject, approximately five foot ten inches to five foot 11 inches tall tall and approximately 185 pounds, black or dark hair approximately one inch long, wearing a black hooded sweat shirt, black pants and black boots approached a female from behind taking her purse and running away on foot in the direction of Progress St. and Turner St. No weapon was reported to be used in this incident. No further information available at this time. 

If you have any information about this incident you should contact Blacksburg Police at 540-961-1150.

Virginia Tech Police remind you to use the ride share program, never walk alone, avoid dark areas or alleys when possible. Virginia Tech Police can be reached at 540-231-6411.