Thursday, August 11, 2016

Additional Assistance Sought in Jackson Ward Home Invasion

August 11, 2016

Richmond Police detectives investigating a home invasion and sexual assault that occurred in February are appealing to the public for additional information that could help them solve the case.

At approximately 3:26 a.m. on February 18, officers were called to the 700 block of North 1st Street for a reported home invasion. The victims, one male and one female, stated two unknown males armed with guns entered their home and robbed them.

Preliminary investigation revealed the male victim was outside the home when the two suspects approached him, displayed handguns and forced him back into the residence. One of the suspects sexually assaulted the female victim. 

“Nearly six months have passed since we began investigating this upsetting incident and unfortunately we still have very few viable leads,” said Sgt. Kim Mooney with the Major Crimes Unit. “We’re asking that anyone who was in the area that night and may have seen something suspicious, whether or not they think it’s related, to please call us. Any piece of information, even if it seems insignificant, could propel this case forward.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Major Crimes Detective David Cuffley at (804) 646-6795 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at  Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.  All the Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.