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Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Virginia Tech Police Department reported that about 7:35 a.m. Saturday, a female student was robbed of her purse while walking between the Vawter and Newman hall dormitories.
Police said the student was not injured, that no weapon was displayed and that they learned of the robbery about 20 minutes after it happened.
The student was approached from behind by a man who ordered her not to turn around and then grabbed her purse before he fled on foot, according to a news release.
Police described the male suspect as white or Hispanic , wearing a red sweatshirt or sweater.
Police Lt. Debbi Morgan said the Virginia Tech campus was crowded Saturday because of graduation ceremonies.
The police department said it encourages people to remain aware of their surroundings, to trust their instincts and to immediately report all suspicious people and circumstances.
Anyone with information about the purse snatching is asked to contact the Virginia Tech Police Department at 540-231-6411.
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