Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Suspect Sought in Robbery on Grove Avenue

November 25, 2015

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a robbery that occurred last week on Grove Avenue.

A few minutes after midnight on November 20, officers responded to the 2100 block of Grove Avenue in reference to a robbery. The victim reported that while walking along Rowland Street, she was approached by a man who pushed her down and attempted to take her purse. When she did not immediately let go, the suspect struck her again then took the bag.

The suspect got into an older model white sedan, which fled on Rowland Street toward Hanover Avenue. He is described as a black male in his early 20s.

Within an hour of the robbery, the suspect used the victim’s bank card at two 7-Eleven stores located at 1003 West Grace St. and 122 S. Belvidere St. He was captured on surveillance video at both stores.

Anyone who has information about this person is asked to call Third Precinct Detective William Cutshall at (804) 646-1068 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.