Police: Virginia Beach student robbed at gunpoint on the way to school

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A high school student was robbed at gunpoint while walking to school Thursday morning, police say.

The student was walking to school around 6:50 a.m. when the robbery occurred in the 5400 block of Rutledge Road, according to the Virginia Beach Police Department.

Police say the suspect approached the student, flashed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect ran away and headed toward Beaufain Boulevard in the Charlestowne Lakes neighborhood.

The student wasn’t injured, police said.

Police describe the suspect as a light-skinned black male, between 5-foot-8 and 5-foot-10 inches tall, wearing jeans and black shoes.

The incident is still under investigation. People who were near the Charlestowne Lake neighborhood early Thursday and witnessed anything suspicious can call 757-385-4101, 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or text a tip to 274637.