http://www.google.com/gwt/x?u=http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/news/2012/aug/22/group-commits-assault-violent-robbery-vcus-main-ca-ar-2147611/&ei=1wA1UIfPNoLGmgeKhICgBg&wsc=vb RICHMOND, Va. --Police were searching today*for a group of about 15 young men believed to have committed an assault and a violent robbery in rapid succession on Virginia Commonwealth University's main academic campus in downtown Richmond. Neither victim was seriously injured in the two attacks, which occurred along Shafer Street on the Monroe Park campus about 2:55 a.m. VCU and Richmond police described the assailants*as a group of 15 black males between the ages of 17 and*22. The first victim, who is not a VCU student, reported being punched without provocation by a member of the group while getting out of a vehicle at Shafer and West Grace streets. Moments later, the group encountered the second victim, a VCU student,*at Shafer and*West Franklin*streets. The student told police*one member of the group made*a comment about his*boots before the*victim was*punched in the back of the head and knocked to the ground. Once on the ground, the victim was told by one of the assailants,*"Give me everything you've got."* The victim was*punched again in the neck and a pack of cigarettes was stolen*from his pants pocket, police*said. The*assailants were last seen heading south through Shafer Court. The crimes come just days after students returned to campus over the weekend for the start of the fall semester and at a time when VCU Police Chief John*Venuti is undertaking several measures to increase security. The department is hiring 10 new officers, which would expand the force to 92, including some who will patrol on bicycles, and has hired G4S, a private security firm, to patrol at night in sport utility vehicles with flashing yellow lights. Venuti also is overseeing upgrades in VCUâ€™s video surveillance capabilities on campus. Anyone with information can call VCU police at (804) 828-1234 or text VCUTIP to 274637 followed by their tip. Both methods are anonymous.