October 28, 2016
A Richmond man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that took place last week in Union Hill.
Roderick D. Bugg, 28, of the 2100 block of Accommodation Street, was arrested yesterday evening and charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of felony. His booking photo is attached.
Around 10:25 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, a male was walking in the 800 block of North 25th Street with a pizza box when an unknown male approached him from behind and brandished a handgun. The victim placed the pizza box on the ground as the suspect pulled the victim’s wallet out of a pocket.
A second suspect approached the scene and took the pizza box, walked away and pulled a slice of pizza from the box and started eating it. A third suspect also walked up to the scene at this time.
All three suspects walked from the scene. There were no injuries.
The initial suspect is believed to have gotten on a red mountain bike and taken the victim’s wallet to a nearby convenience store, Ocean Grocery, located at 2438 Venable Street, where he attempted to use a debit card at an ATM.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call First Precinct Detective Gaetano Drago at (804) 646-3395 or (804) 510-4182. Citizens can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 780-1000, online at www.7801000.com or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.
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