Car Thieves!

A neighbor reported this morning:

Two guys, faces covered by hoods, heading down Laurel looking into car windows.

Another neighbor reported:

My partner forgot to lock the car. One got in but I scared him off. He’s in the gray hoodie. They been on Spring and Cherry . Police are looking for them.

Editorial comment: I guess now that students are back, criminals think we are easy pickings. Its up to neighbors to prove them wrong.

Shooting At VCU Party- 100 Block of S. Cherry Street

From WTVR’s developing story:

VCU Police said a fight broke out at a party at home “that culminated in gunfire” just after 12:30 a.m.

Richmond police said officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with injures that were described as not life-threatening.

Police are searching for a suspect described as a black male about 5 feet 11 inches tall with dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.

As a result of the incident, officials said Richmond and VCU Police are stepping up patrols.

If you have information that could help detectives, call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or http://www.7801000.com. You can also submit tips to GUN250 about persons illegally possessing guns by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, then using keyword “GUN250” followed by your tip. Rewards up to $250. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Recent Crimes

From CommunityCrimeMap.com:

DRUNKENNESS
1XX S BELVIDERE ST
Jul 29, 2017 at 8:22 pm
Data provided by Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
3XX S CHERRY ST
Jul 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Data provided by Richmond Police Department

DUI, ALCOHOL
1XX S BELVIDERE ST
Jul 31, 2017 at 1:31 am
Data provided by Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department

Crime Alert: Gun Pulled Near The Tech Exchange

From Times Dispatch article:

On Tuesday afternoon, police responded to the robbery call around 5:19 p.m. in the 800 block of West Cary Street. An employee of The Tech Exchange, Jonathan Khalili, said three men entered the store and bought items. One of the men attempted to sell the store some “useless items,” including a broken Nintendo GameCube.

After they left the store, there was an altercation between two of the three men that led to a gun being pulled, Khalili said.

The man with the gun then stole the items the other man had attempted to sell at the store.