2014-07-23 / Crime Watch

Criminals get up close and personal with victims

Michael Buettner

“Let’s get physical” was the chorus of a popular song back in the 1980s, and it also sounds like a description of the methods used in some recent local crimes:

• An unspecified number of unknown suspects snatched cash away from a shopper as she was taking it out of her purse in the parking lot of a business in the 11500 block of Midlothian Turnpike on July 9.

• An unspecified number of unknown suspects forced their way into a home in the 5100 block of Timbercreek Drive in Ashton Woods South around 7:15 p.m. on July 11 and assaulted a resident.

• Two unknown suspects approached two residents of the Crystal Lake Apartments in the 3500 block of Meadowdale Boulevard around 12:15 a.m. on July 12, assaulted them and demanded their property. Cash, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

• Two unknown suspects approached a vehicle stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Kingsland Glen Drive and Iron Bridge Road around 10:25 p.m. on July 13. The suspects opened the car doors, displayed firearms and demanded the victims’ property. Cash and electronic devices were reported stolen.

Anyone who has information about these incidents or any other crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You can also submit a tip at crimesolvers.net or text WATSON plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

In other crimes:

Ashton Woods North (Sunset Knoll Road) – Firearms and jewelry were reported stolen from a home in the 8700 block on July 8 by unknown suspect(s) who entered by breaking the lock on a rear bedroom window.

Bellwood Road – Unknown suspect(s) broke a side window to enter Cavalier Hose and Fittings in the 2400 block on July 11. Cash and electronic devices were reported stolen.

Birkdale (Kennemer Place) – A white 2005 Honda was reported stolen on July 13 from the driveway of a home in the 8800 block. The car was later recovered in Richmond.

• Electronic devices were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a home in the 8800 block of Killarney Court on July 13.

• Two unlocked vehicles parked in the driveway of a home in the 9100 block of Stonecreek Club Place were entered by unknown suspect(s) on July 14. Electronic devices, jewelry and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Deer Run (Native Dancer Drive) – Firearms and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a home in the 7500 block on July 4.

FoxCreek (Red Setter Lane) – Household goods were reported stolen from a house under construction in the 6300 block on July 4. There no signs of forced entry.

Garland Heights (Shoremeade Court) – Two unknown suspects were seen leaving a home in the 4700 block after entering it through a rear bedroom window on July 8 around 9:15 p.m. Unspecified items were reported stolen.

Halfway House Heights (Ramona Avenue) – Unknown suspect(s) entered a locked home in the 10300 block by unknown means on July 10 and stole copper piping from the basement.

Iron Bridge Road – A known suspect stole a wallet containing cash and miscellaneous items from a vehicle at a business in the 6100 block around 3:30 p.m. on July 12. The property was later returned to the owner.

Jefferson Davis Highway – Unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle and tried to enter a locked vehicle parked in the driveway of a mobile home in the 7600 block on July 8. Cash was reported stolen.

• Miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a construction site in the 16600 block on July 11.

Magnolia Green (Fox Brush Trail) – A house under construction in the 6900 block was vandalized by unknown suspect(s) on July 9. Nothing was reported stolen.

Meadowdale (Pretty Lane) – Two unknown suspects were seen removing copper from a home in the 3800 block around noon on July 10.

Midlothian Turnpike – A trailer was reported stolen on July 9 from the parking lot of a business in the 9100 block.

• An unspecified vehicle was reported stolen from the parking lot of a business in the 9900 block on July 12. The owner may have left the keys in the vehicle.

Newbys Bridge Road – Unknown suspect(s) entered Hooper Industrial in the 10000 block on July 8 through a garage door and stole cash and miscellaneous items.

Providence Forest (Providence Forest Court) – Firearms were reported stolen on July 6 from a locked vehicle parked at a home in the 8100 block by unknown suspect(s) who may have gained entry through a partly open window.

Quail Oaks (Kingsdale Road) – Unknown suspect(s) pried open a locked shed at a home in the 3000 block and entered unlocked vehicles nearby on July 9. Cash, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Ramsgate (Burlwood Court) – Cash was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a home in the 2700 block on July 8.

Sagewood (Sagewood Trace) – Jewelry and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked at a home in the 13900 block on July 7.

Ware Bottom Spring Road – A 2002 Dodge was reported stolen from the parking lot of a business in the 1600 block on July 10.

Wentworth Home Sites (Bensley Road) – An unlocked cream-colored 1998 Isuzu with the keys inside was reported stolen from the front yard of a home in the 3000 block on July 7.

Whitepine Road – A known suspect reached through an open window to take cash from the passenger seat of a vehicle parked at Harry G. Daniel Park at Iron Bridge in the 6600 block around 11:30 a.m. on July 14.

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