Friday, January 8, 2016

Suspect Sought in Robbery on West Main Street

January 8, 2016

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photo who robbed a woman this week.

At approximately 5:38 p.m. on Sunday, the male pictured in the photo approached a female in the 1300 block of West Main Street. He stated he had a gun and demanded her purse. He stole the purse and fled on a black bicycle with “Trek” lettered on it. There were no injuries. No gun was displayed.

Detectives believe this suspect was in a nearby 7-Eleven store a few minutes earlier, behaving in a suspicious manner. The attached image and the video were captured on the store’s camera.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’9”- 6’0 tall and weighing approximately 175 pounds. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt with a purple and white-striped hoodie and a ball cap. He has a mustache and beard.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detective Jack Larry at (804) 646-1647 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.