By LeaAnne Klentzman
After an early morning robbery Richmond police are warning citizens to be aware of their surroundings and attentive to what is going on around them.
The quiet of the early morning was shattered when a Richmond man was attacked this morning about 5:30 a.m., and robbed by a pistol wielding crook. Richmond police spokesman Master Sergeant Lowell Neinast said, “A Richmond man was robbed at gunpoint at the Mustang Crossing Apartments located at 1800 Mustang Avenue, while getting in his vehicle to leave for work”. Neinast explained that the investigation revealed that while a resident of the apartment complex was getting in his truck he was accosted by a man with a gun who demanded money.
Neinast said the suspect was described as a black male, approximately 5’ 6” tall, 140 pounds, who was wearing black pants. The victim told police that as he got into his truck the suspect pushed him. The suspect was holding what the victim described as a black compact handgun which the suspect used to beat the victim about the face and head after he screamed for help. After smacking the victim numerous times, the suspect fled, empty handed, into the center of the apartment complex.
The victim suffered lacerations to his face and head from the attack. He was treated at the scene for the injuries. Neinast asked that this incident be a reminder to everyone to be aware of your surroundings at all times and especially when getting into or out of your vehicle. “These types of incidents may occur anywhere but tend to catch people off guard when they are near their residence where they feel comfortable,” he said.
Anyone with information on this incident or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS.