UPDATE 8 p.m. -- The suspect in today's strong armed robbery case, Evan L. Stump, has turned himself in to police. 

Crime Alert: Strong armed robbery on University City Boulevard

5 p.m.--At approximately 12:16 p.m. today, Virginia Tech Police responded to the parking garage on Perry Street for a reported strong armed robbery that had just  taken place. After questioning the victim, it was determined that the initial incident took place on University City Boulevard in the Town of Blacksburg, and then continued onto campus.

Blacksburg Police were contacted and a joint investigation began immediately.

The suspect, Evan L. Stump of Radford, Va., attempted to steal money from the victim he was acquainted with and a physical altercation ensued. The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction. Stump is a white male, approximately five foot, ten inches in height, 175 pounds; brown hair, green eyes, 26 years of age, has mustache and light beard.

The victim was not injured, and an arrest warrant has been issued for Stump.

Anyone having information concerning this investigation or Stump’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Blacksburg Police Department at (540) 961-1150. Anonymous information may be reported via the Blacksburg Police Department’s “TIP” line at (540) 961-1819 or through email at ciu@blacksburg.gov.

The Virginia Tech police department would like to remind all community members of the following:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts.
  • Report all suspicious people and circumstances immediately.
  • Be cautious in confronting suspicious persons.
  • Call Virginia Tech Police Department, (540) 231-6411
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