West Virginia University Police are investigating a strongarm robbery near the Health Sciences Center that occurred Wednesday evening (March 31).

An employee at the Health Sciences Center was walking to work along a footpath near Parking Area 84 about 8:30 p.m. when he was approached by a black male whom he believed to be armed with a gun. The victim described the robber as about 5-foot-8 and said he believed a shorter female was watching nearby.

Following a scuffle, police said, the man was robbed of a ring.

The investigation is continuing, and police are asking anyone with information to contact Lt. Les Wiley at 304-293-2677.


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