Police seek clues on robbery, assault

Published 12:24 pm Monday, April 18, 2016

Farmville police are seeking tips on a reported robbery and assault early Sunday morning on Buffalo Street.

After punching the victim several times in the face, the robber stole clothing from the victim, according to a press release from the Farmville Police Department.

“At 12:08 a.m. … Farmville Police responded to a reported assault in the 800 block of Buffalo Street,” police said in a press release.

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“The adult male victim stated that after someone knocked on his door, he opened the door to find what he described as a college-aged white male, wearing a pair of dark blue shorts and no shirt. According to the victim, the individual appeared to be under the heavy influence of some intoxicant.”

“The suspect was allowed into the home, but was asked to leave after exhibiting some odd behavior,” police said. “The suspect then reportedly became aggressive and punched the victim several times in the face. The suspect took two articles of nearby clothing belonging to the victim and fled the scene on foot. The suspect dropped one article of clothing nearby and was last seen running down Buffalo Street towards Third Street carrying a bathrobe.”

Police conducted a neighborhood canvas attempting to locate the robber or anyone that may have seen him.

“Upon investigation, the suspect is … described as being approximately 20-25 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 180 pounds with short dark hair and having a muscular build,” police said.

The victim was treated for minor injuries at Centra Southside Community Hospital and released, police said. “The investigation continues and if anyone has any information concerning this incident, please call the Farmville Police Department at (434) 392-3332.”