Robbery reported near UVA Corner

A male victim was robbed in the early hours of Saturday on the 1100 block of John Street near the UVA Corner. According to the Cavalier Daily, the victim was approached by four of five men who struck the victim and fled with his wallet. Descriptions of the assailants are not available.

One month into the last school year, UVA Police already had at least five investigations on their hands. And while the victim has not been deemed a UVA student, University Police Chief Michael Gibson seems eager to alert students early to best safety practices.

The Cav Daily reports that Gibson sent an e-mail to the University community reminding students and faculty to avoid walking alone at night or in dark and poorly lit areas, and to travel in small groups for safety. Gibson also recommends cooperating with a perpetrator during a robbery and immediately reporting such incidents to the police. 

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