Monday, October 11, 2010

Pssst…Wanna Make An Arrest?

If you’re going to steal items from vehicles, it might not be such a good idea to try to sell them to a police officer.

But that’s exactly what two men did recently in the 1000 block of Hull Street.

Off-duty Richmond Police Officers Glendon Cox and Larry Boxley had just stepped outside of a restaurant when two men approached them and asked if they’d like to buy a GPS unit for $20.

Officer Cox agreed and asked the men to wait while he grabbed his wallet. Instead, he grabbed his badge and gun and arrested the men on the spot.

Lawrence D. Loflin, 39, of Sandson, and Justin W. Hunter, 29, of Silver Springs, Maryland, have both been charged with three counts each of larceny and vandalism of the vehicles.