Crime Alert: Armed robbery at Mary Jane Circle, Blacksburg
7:54 a.m. update: CORRECTION TO PREVIOUS NOTICE The victim of this crime was confronted by the suspect at the 1300 block of Mary Jane Circle, not the Math Emporium parking lot.
7:30 a.m. update : Blacksburg Police reported that on Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, 2011, at approximately 4 a.m., a woman was leaving the Math Emporium (off of University City Boulevard) headed toward her vehicle when a man approached her with a hand gun. The perpetrator demanded that she take him to multiple ATM locations to withdraw money. The victim was released unharmed in the area of Tom’s Creek Road and Patrick Henry Drive in Blacksburg where he was last seen at approximately 5a.m.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 foot, 4 inches tall, and wearing a black coat and white scarf. The Blacksburg and Virginia Tech Police departments have been searching the area where the subject was last seen, University City Boulevard where the incident began.
Please be aware of your surrounding and if you see anyone matching this description please call the Blacksburg Police Department 540-961-1150, Virginia Tech Police Department 540-231-6411, or 911.
6:47 a.m.: Virginia Tech Police have responded to an the Math Emporium. Suspect description is a black male five foot, four inches tall with a hand gun, wearing a black coat with a white scarf. Call Virginia Tech Police 231-6411 or call 911 if subject is sighted.