Saturday, January 7, 2017

Commercial Robbery Suspect Sought

January 7, 2017

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to locate a person wanted for a commercial robbery last August and who may be active once again.

George W. Thomas, 23, of the 3400 block of Garland Ave. is being sought for robbing the Stop & Go on Mechanicsville Turnpike shortly before 3:00 a.m., Monday, August 1, 2016. He pointed a handgun at the clerk and told him to empty the cash register. Thomas fled with cash in a dark-colored four-door sedan.

Thomas is described as a black male, 23 years of age, 5’ 11” tall, and weighing 145 pounds. He is known to frequent the Essex Village area in Henrico County or the Meadowbridge Road area in Richmond. A recent photo is attached.

Detectives believe Thomas may be involved with additional, more recent, commercial robberies. They ask anyone with any information about Thomas’ whereabouts to call RPD Detective Eric Livengood at (804) 646-4636 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.

George W. Thomas