Friday, September 23, 2016

Two Men Sought in Rash of Commercial Burglaries


September 23, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are asking for the public’s help to identify two men who are persons of interest in nearly two dozen commercial burglaries across the Metro Richmond area.  

Detectives believe these two men may have been involved in multiple incidents since July 11 in which convenience stores and gas stations have been the primary target. The most recent incident took place last Saturday at a southside convenience store.

At approximately 2:34 a.m. on September 17, surveillance cameras at the Sunoco located at 3401 Jefferson Davis Highway caught a man lowering himself through the ceiling of the building. He gained access to the building from the rooftop air conditioning unit. He stole cash and climbed back out through the ceiling.

The first person of interest, who was seen on surveillance at the Sunoco, is described as a black male, age 30-40, with short hair. At the time of the Sunoco incident, he wore cargo shorts, a dark jacket, a scarf and white, black and yellow high top.


The second person of interest is a black male who was wearing all dark clothing and a white T-shirt over his head during a recent incident.

Anyone with information about this incident or these individuals is asked to call Second Precinct Detective Pedro Riddle at (804) 646-8168 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
 
Person of Interest #1


 
Person of Interest #2





 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Suspect Sought in Theft from Vehicle in Pony Pasture


September 22, 2016
Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect, in the attached photo, involved in a theft from a motor vehicle in Pony Pasture and credit card fraud in a surrounding jurisdiction.

At approximately 10:31 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, police were called to the 7300 block of Riverside Drive for a theft from a motor vehicle. The victim believes the incident occurred between 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 while visiting Pony Pasture.


The suspect took several credit cards from the victim’s purse located inside of her vehicle. Shortly after, the suspect made $12,000 of fraudulent charges at the Target located at 11301 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield.


“We strongly urge residents to always lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of plain sight.” said Detective Eric Sandlin. “Don’t make yourself an easy target for criminals. This was a preventable crime which unfortunately led to another significant financial crime.”


The suspect is described as a white male with a dark beard. Upon exiting Target, he was wearing a white hat, a white shirt, a dark colored pullover top, blue jean shorts, white socks and dark shoes.

Anyone with any information about this incident or this individual is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.


Man Arrested in Multiple Bank Robberies


September 22, 2016

A Richmond man arrested last Friday is now facing multiple charges in connection to four bank robberies in the city and Henrico County.

Carroll B. Gammon Jr, 40, who is known to be homeless, was arrested on September 16, following a bank robbery on West Cary Street. He is charged with two counts of robbery related to two incidents in the city. Henrico County Police have also charged him in two recent robberies. His booking photo is attached.

On September 16, a man, later identified as Gammon, entered the Union Bank & Trust located at 3556 W. Cary Street and demanded money from the tellers. The suspect was seen getting into a vehicle that was stopped by police a short time later. He was taken into custody without incident.

Three days earlier, around 12:45 p.m. on September 13, a man entered the Wells Fargo bank located at 801 E. Main Street and demanded money from the tellers. He claimed to be armed; however, no firearm was displayed. The suspect stole cash and fled on foot.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Jack Larry (804) 646-1647 or Fourth Precinct Detective Patrick Mansfield at (804) 646-4996. Citizens can also contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com.
 
 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Suspect Sought in LensCrafters Larceny


September 21, 2016

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the photos who stole eyeglass frames from a LensCrafters store.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, the suspect entered the LensCrafters store at 9200 Stony Point Parkway and stole several eyeglass frames. The suspect stole the items when the store employees were distracted by other customers.

The suspect is described as a bald, black male who stands 5’6”-5’10” tall and weighs 200-230 pounds. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a white polo shirt, blue jean shorts and white sneakers.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detective Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.
 

 

Arrests Made in Jahnke Road Shooting


September 21, 2016

The Richmond Police Department has arrested two Henrico males and a Sandston male in connection with the shooting that occurred yesterday on Jahnke Road.

At approximately 4:16 p.m., officers were called to the 6300 block of Jahnke Road for a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and found a male who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.

Witnesses provided information about three suspects and the suspect vehicle that had fled the scene. Officers broadcast the description of the vehicle and an officer from the Richmond Metropolitan Transportation Authority observed the vehicle travelling northbound across the Powhite Bridge.

The RMTA officer and Department officers located the vehicle and stopped it on I-195 just north of Broad Street.

Officers arrested the three males in the vehicle without incident and seized several firearms.

Arrested were:
·         Fletcher Robinson Jr., 26, of the 2600 block of Hilliard Road;
·         Waverly M. Robinson, 20, of the 2600 block of Hilliard Road, and;
·         Satwon L. McKnight, 19, of the 5200 block of Lewis Road.

All three were charged with attempted robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Other charges are being considered. Their photos are attached.

Anyone with further information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Jay Brissette at 804 646-3867 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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          Fletcher Robinson Jr.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
           Waverly M. Robinson
 








 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




            Satwon L. McKnight

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Victim Identified in Castlewood Road Homicide


September 24, 2016
Richmond Police Department detectives have identified the victim of a homicide that occurred last night on the city's south side.
At approximately 8:53 p.m., an off-duty officer heard yelling from the exterior of the Grab-n-Go Convenience Store at the 3800 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. As he exited the store to investigate, he found the victim with an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim, James “Jimmy” T. Bishop, 54, of Goolsby Avenue, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Detectives are asking the help of any citizen who was in the area of Castlewood Avenue and Bells Road between 8:30 and 8:50 p.m. last night who may have witnessed a man on a lawnmower or any suspicious activity.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Chris Foultz at (804) 646-6996 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.

Submit tips to GUN250 about persons illegally possessing guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Suspect, Information Sought in Hit and Run Death Investigation


September 19, 2016

Richmond Police detectives are asking the public to provide information regarding a fatal hit and run that occurred Friday night.

At approximately 10:48 p.m., officers received a report of a person down in the 1400 block of Lenmore Street. Officers arrived and found an injured male down in the roadway. He was transported to a local hospital where Saturday he died.

The Medical Examiner will determine cause and manner of death.

The victim, Quan Zheng, 34, of the 1200 block of Providence Knoll Drive in Chesterfield, was reportedly delivering a food order to the 1400 block of Lenmore Street when a person drove off in the victim’s vehicle, injuring the victim in the process.

Anyone with any information about this incident or this vehicle is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Gary Bailey at (804) 646-6743 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.