Tuesday, May 21st
Virginia Tech Police now say the robbery reported by a student was false.
The student recanted, and admitted to making up the robbery.
Saturday, May 18th
Virginia Tech Police are searching for a man who officers say robbed a female student on campus Saturday morning.
The young woman told investigators that she was walking in-between Vawter and Newman Halls at 7:35 a.m., when a man walked up behind her, told her not to turn around, grabbed her purse, then ran off.
The woman did not get a good look at the robber, only telling police he wore a red sweatshirt or sweater.
The victim said no weapon was shown during the robbery, and she was not hurt.