VT Student Robbed at Gunpoint

From the WSLS news site, a Tech student was robbed at gunpoint last night.

The student told officers that he had been visiting a friend, and was walking to his car.  That’s when the robber came up behind him, and put something against his back that the student believed was a gun.

The robber told the student not to turn around, and stole the student’s wallet.

This is pretty unusual in Blacksburg. If it really was a gun, that makes it very unusual. Hokies be aware. The Roanoke Times has a description.

He is described as about 6 feet 3 inches tall, with a medium build, weighing 170 to 190 pounds and wearing black pants, a black shirt and a mask.

Situational awareness is key. You should be aware of someone nearby like that long before they are close enough to touch you, especially if there is no one else around. You should always be in  Condition Yellow if you are out and about – it can save your life.

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