Police blotter: Bank robbed; man mugged leaving restaurant

Two robberies and an attempted robbery were reported over the weekend in the Richmond Highway area, according to Monday’s police blotter.

The bank robbery took place Friday afternoon in the Belle View area. A man walked into the Wells Fargo branch at 1805 Belle View Boulevard (see map) around 10:20 a.m. and implied that he had a weapon. He was given an undisclosed amount of cash and then took off on foot, according to police.

The second robbery happened early Sunday morning in the 8500 block of Richmond Highway (see map). A man leaving a restaurant was accosted by four men who pushed him into a gray Acura against his will. The men drove him a short distance before forcing him out of the car and assaulting him, police said.

The assailants took the victim’s wallet and drove away.

On Saturday a man walking in the Groveton area had a box cutter pulled on him in an unsuccessful robbery attempt. The incident happened a little after 7 p.m. in the 3100 block of Groveton Street (see map). The victim was grabbed from behind and then pushed down by the assailant, according to police. However the suspect fled without taking anything.

No injuries were reported by police in any of the cases.

Other incidents reported in the Mount Vernon police district from the weekend:

Larceny: 2300 block of Huntington Avenue, merchandise from business
Larceny: 6600 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 8000 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 2600 block of Arlington Drive, tires from vehicle
Larceny: 6300 block of Richmond Highway, cash from business
Larceny: 3600 block of Derwood Lane, wallet from residence
Larceny: 7900 block of Ashton Street, package from residence
Larceny: 2600 block of Arlington Drive, gun from vehicle
Larceny: 6800 block of Richmond Highway, merchandise from business
Larceny: 6000 block of Williamsburg Road, phone from business
Larceny: 8700 block of Cooper Road, cash from business

Note: Police say a large emergency response on Saturday night on Huntington Avenue was for a man suffering a medical emergency.

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