NORFOLK, Va.(WAVY) - According to an ODU Campus Alert message, ODU Police are investigating an attempted robbery that was reported early Saturday morning.
The male victim reported he was walking alone in Lot 44, at the corner of 49th Street and Powhatan Parkway around 1:38 a.m. Saturday, when he was approached by three males after they exited a vehicle.
The victim said he was approached by one male, who hit him in the face, provoking a fight. At that time, the two other males pinned him to the ground and attempted to remove his wallet from his pocket.
After struggling with the suspects, the victim reported the suspects left the scene without his wallet. The victim sustained minor injuries and declined treatment.
The alert states the three men were driving a black two-door Hyundai Elantra. The suspects are described as being in their 20s and wearing dark colored jeans and tee shirts.
Suspect #1: Black male, 6'-6'2", dread lock style hair, medium complexion, muscular build
Suspect #2: Black male, 6'-6'2", dark complextion, goatee, no mustache
Suspect #3: Black male, 6'-6'2", dark complexion
ODU reminds citizens to walking in pairs when possible, follow well-lit paths and avoid displaying valuables or large sums of cash. Officials also urge citizens to use the SafeRide van service or the University escort services by calling 757-683-3477.
The investigation into this incident is on-going and anyone with any information is asked to call Detective Janka with the ODU Police at 757-683-4000.
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