Resident outraces armed robbery
A county man avoided being robbed last week, but you might not want to try his method yourself unless you’re exceptionally fleet of foot – or your would-be robbers appear exceptionally flat of foot.
A resident of a unit in the Mallard Cove Apartments was approached around 9 p.m. on May 6 by two unknown suspects in the 4100 block of Mallard Landing Court. One suspect displayed a handgun, and the two attempted to rob the resident.
The resident took off running and was able to make it to his nearby apartment. The two suspects then left the scene.
Anyone who has information about this incident or any other crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You can also submit a tip at www.crimesolvers.net or by texting “WATSON” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).
In other crimes:
Bon Air Terrace (Vineland Road) – A resident of the 10300 block reported that while she was out of town, a possible known suspect entered her home on April 15 and took the keys to her white 2000 Toyota. The suspect drove the vehicle away and later returned it with extensive damage.
Boulders, The (Boulder Springs Drive) – License plates were stolen from two vehicles parked at an office building in the 1000 block on April 30.
Boundary Road – A roofer working at Genito Baptist Church in the 13500 block reported miscellaneous items were stolen on April 26.
Brookstone (Arborcraft Drive) – A known suspect stole jewelry from two homes in the 14200 block on April 15.
Charter Colony Parkway – Unknown suspect(s) stole clothing and miscellaneous items from a contractor working at Midlothian High School in the 400 block on May 3.
Clarendon (McManaway Drive) – Unknown suspect(s) broke into a home in the 2800 block on May 7 by throwing a rock through a rear door. Firearms were reported stolen.
Colonial Pine Estates (Julep Drive) – Firearms were reported stolen from a home in the 3700 block on April 29.
Ettrick (Chesterfield Avenue) – A resident of the 21500 block reported on May 2 that a previous tenant at that address had entered the home and taken miscellaneous items.
Falling Creek (Falling Creek Avenue) – A blue 1999 Chevrolet pickup was reported stolen from a home in the 2600 block on May 6.
Hendricks Road – A work trailer was reported stolen from the parking lot of a business in the 3700 block on April 24.
Henricus Historical Park (Henricus Park Road) – Clothing and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from the park in the 200 block on April 30.
Little Creek Lane – Police responded to an alarm call from a home in the 5000 block around 2 p.m. on May 3. Officers found the rear door had been kicked in, but nothing was reported stolen.
Midlothian Turnpike – An unknown suspect was seen firing a handgun into the air near the former Western Sizzlin’ steakhouse in the 7300 block around 4 p.m. on May 3. No injuries were reported.
Pocoshock Hills (Dell Drive) – A resident reported she was robbed at gunpoint by an unknown suspect in the 7100 block on May 2 around 4:20 a.m. Cash and electronic devices were reported stolen.
Quail Oaks (Perlock Road) – Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked shed at a home in the 3000 block on May 3 and stole a blue Yamaha motorcycle.
Robious Road – Unknown suspect(s) entered a locked vehicle parked in the 10900 block on April 30 through an open window and stole consumable goods, electronic devices and miscellaneous items.
Southport Industrial Park (Research Road) – A vehicle reported stolen outside the county was found in a parking lot in the 800 block around 1:45 p.m. on May 3.
Summer Lake (Lake Summer Court) – A license plate was reported stolen from a trailer at a construction site in the 4400 block on May 1.
Winterpock (Coalboro Road) – A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at Tabernacle Baptist Church in the 11500 block on April 28.