Downtown parking garage attendant robbed at gunpoint | News
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT)- Richmond Police are looking for an armed robber that held up a downtown parking garage attendant.
Investigators are now trying to figure out if this same person might be responsible for several other robberies in the city.
It was 9:30 Sunday night when a man sitting in one of the parking garage booths off East Marshall Street was robbed.
Someone went up to the attendant, pressed a hard object that felt like a gun into his back and demanded money.
The attendant didn't put up a fight and the robber got away with cash.
Joshua Wynn works at a downtown hotel only a block away from where this happened.
"It's kind of crazy," Wynn said. "You never really hear that much stuff going on down here, so for you to tell me that, it's a major concern."
A lot of people in the area say downtown is largely empty this time of night.
"It's pretty much just everybody is getting off, ready to go home," he said. "You see a lot of people walking to their cars, but that's about it. You don't see too many people hanging around."
Apparently this is not the first time this has happened at this parking garage. One of the attendants said he was robbed at gunpoint by two women back in February.
This robbery is similar to another robbery last week, about a mile away in the Carver neighborhood.
In that case, a man pressed what felt like a gun into a woman's back, took her purse and got away on a bicycle.
Right now, it's unclear whether this may be the same person responsible for the robbery at the parking garage. Fortunately no one was injured in either of these cases.
Right now there's only a vague description of the suspect. If you have any information that can help police, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.
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