More crimes against UVA students
A day after UVA held a press conference to address three alleged assaults on students, two more students have been the victims of a crime. According to a press release from the City, two female students were accosted on Wednesday, September 29 between 7:00 and 10:00pm by a young black man, aged 20-23, wearing a gray hoodie and dark colored jeans or pants.
In the first incident, the student was in the 1200 block of Wertland Street when she was approached by the suspect, who placed his hand on her shoulder and told her not to move. According to the release, after a "brief conversation," the nature of which has not been revealed, the suspect allowed the woman to walk away. Nearly three hours later, a second female student was not as lucky.
At 9:50pm, that student was walking in the 2100 block of 15th Street when the suspect–- who police believe is the same man–- placed what the victim believed to be a gun against her back, then forced her to walk to several ATM machines in an attempt to withdraw money. The assailant fondled the victim, took a "small amount of money," and fled, leaving the student physically unharmed on the Corner.
The suspect is a light skinned black male with a thin build and of medium height. Anyone with information on these crimes should call Crime Stoppers at 977-4000.