May 4, 2016
The Richmond Police Department has arrested two suspects in an attempted burglary that occurred last week.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25, officers were called to a report of a breaking and entering at the 2100 block of Afton Avenue. The victim claimed several individuals entered and were still inside her residence.
Second Precinct Officers Christopher Duane, Crystal Nuckols and Tanner Braaten arrived on scene. As Officers Nuckols and Braaten approached the front door, one of the suspects sprinted outside. The victim’s fiancé attempted to stop him by tripping him, slowing him down.
Officers Braaten and Duane pursued the suspect into a nearby apartment where he was taken into custody. Officer Nuckols held the second suspect at the crime scene without incident.
The victims identified the subject who fled as Paul R. Moore, 22, of the 2200 block of Afton Avenue. The second suspect was a juvenile male. Both were charged with burglary. Moore’s booking photo is attached.
The suspects gained entry into the apartment through a window. A black bag containing various electronics was abandoned in the front hallway.
“We like to keep the public informed about quick arrests – and there can be no faster work than suspects being arrested at the scene,” Second Precinct Commander Michael Snawder said. “Our officers take pride in safeguarding this city and their swift response is crucial to taking offenders off the streets.