The Richmond Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying and locating the persons responsible for a robbery/assault in Shockoe Bottom. The incident occurred around 1 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, in the 1700 block of East Cary Street. The victim’s wallet was taken during the struggle.
The police were alerted to a video on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDbuke4dSzE ) that shows a male being attacked by several other males. Shortly after police alerted the public to the video it was removed from YouTube apparently by the account owner. The account was also deleted.
The title of the video was “This is why you don’t say the n*word.” It apparently showed a Caucasian male being attacked by several African American men. The victim was beaten unconscious and robbed.
Anyone with information about the attack or the video posted on YouTube is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both methods are anonymous.