U.Va. Police Issue Alert on Armed Robbery

February 19, 2007

Feb. 19, 2007 — University of Virginia Chief of Police Mike Gibson issued a notice to all members of the University community today, citing an armed robbery that occurred on Grounds on Friday, Feb. 16.

In an e-mail message to all students, faculty, and staff, Gibson provided details of the robbery in the E-3 parking lot, which is located at Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium.

According to Gibson's e-mail, "This particular incident occurred on Friday evening, Feb. 16, at approximately 9:20 p.m. Two men pointed handguns at the two victims, one a U.Va. professor and the other a student, and demanded their wallets. As the accosted individuals turned to leave after giving the men their wallets, one of the victims was struck in the back of the head and suffered a small abrasion. The assailants are described as black males, approximately 20 to 25 years old, wearing dark clothing."

Gibson added that such incidents are a regrettable reminder that criminal activity can occur on Grounds at relatively early hours. He also asked members of the community to alert the police at 911 if they notice suspicious activities or individuals. Anyone with information concerning this incident should call the University Police at 924-7166 and ask to speak to a detective.