2015-09-02 / Crime Watch

Apartment break-ins not very productive for thieves

Michael Buettner

Two county apartment complexes were by repeated break-ins recently, but the perpetrators seem to have come up empty-handed in a majority of these incidents.

In the Ivy Walk Apartments off Route 10 just south of the Richmond city line:

• The front door of a vacant unit in the 4900 block of Burnt Oak Drive was forced open just after midnight on Aug. 16. Nothing was reported stolen.

• Unknown suspect(s) tried to force open the front door of a unit in the 4900 block around 11 p.m. on Aug. 18. Entry was not gained, and nothing was reported stolen.

• The front door of a unit in the same block was kicked in around 3 a.m. on Aug. 20. Nothing was reported stolen.

In the Chesterfield Village Apartments in the Boulders complex off Midlothian Turnpike:

• The front door of a unit in the 7500 block of Bannockbarn Drive was kicked in by unknown suspect(s) around 11 p.m. on Aug. 20. Nothing was reported stolen.

• Unknown suspect(s) broke into a unit in the 7500 block of Ayrshire Court through a front window around 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 21. Clothing, consumable items, electronic devices, household goods, office equipment and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

• Windows were broken on several vehicles around the 7500 block of Marbrett Drive around 11 p.m. on Aug. 23. Cash, clothing, electronic devices, office equipment and miscellaneous items 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 by texting WATSON plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

In other crimes:

Bellwood Road – A known suspect used a key to enter a business in the 2500 block on Aug. 24 and steal batteries.

Bon Air (Buford Road) – The lock was cut on a storage pod at Stony Point Presbyterian Church in the 2300 block on Aug. 21. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen from inside.

Bundle Road – Electronic devices were reported stolen from Beach Community Grange in the 11400 block on Aug. 19 by unknown suspect(s) who entered by breaking a rear window.

Coalboro Road – Unknown suspect(s) broke a window to gain entry to Tabernacle Baptist Church in the 11500 block on Aug. 20. Nothing was reported stolen.

Great Oaks (Rollingway Road) – A silver 2005 Buick was reported stolen on Aug. 22 from a home in the 5000 block.

Hull Street Road – Batteries were reported stolen from a truck parked at Consumer Leasing Services in the 8200 block on Aug. 17.

• Firearms were reported stolen on Aug. 19 from an unlocked vehicle parked at a business in the 9800 block.

Ivey Mill Road – A masked suspect carrying a firearm robbed the Exxon in the 11800 block of an undisclosed amount of cash around 11:10 p.m. on Aug. 23.

Jefferson Davis Highway – The motor was reported stolen from a boat stored outside a home in the 15400 block on Aug. 10.

• A resident was approached in the 12000 block around 10:35 p.m. on Aug. 20 by a suspect carrying a firearm. Electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

J.H. Chase (Caldwell Avenue) – A heating/ air conditioning unit was reported stolen on Aug. 22 from a home in the 5000 block.

Matoaca (Jackson Street) – Firearms and cash were reported stolen on Aug. 6 from a home in the 6600 block by unknown suspects who entered through an unlocked window.

Meadowdale (Slumber Lane) – A resident returning home around 10:15 p.m. on Aug. 22 was getting out of her vehicle when she was approached by an unspecified number of suspects carrying firearms. A motion-sensor light activated, and the suspects fled.

Meadowdale Boulevard – A white 2011 Chevrolet SUV was reported stolen on Aug. 18 from the parking lot of the Meadowdale Shopping Center in the 4000 block on Aug. 18.

• Several residents were getting into a car at a business in the 4100 block around 8:15 p.m. on Aug. 21 when they were approached by a suspect carrying a firearm and demanding money. Police officers responded to the scene and took the suspect into custody.

Midlothian Turnpike – An unspecified vehicle with the keys in the ignition was reported stolen from Virginia Cars in the 7700 block on Aug. 17.

Providence Farms (Dyer Lane) – An unspecified vehicle was reported stolen on Aug. 2 from the parking lot of a business in the 6900 block. It was later recovered within the county.

Quail Oaks (Gaffney Court) – Copper was reported stolen from the crawl space under a house in the 9800 block on Aug. 23.

Qualla Farms (Hereld Green Drive) – A red 2014 Honda was reported stolen on Aug. 24 from a home in the 5600 block.

Rabbit Run (North Madison Court) – Firearms were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at a home in the 21100 block on Aug. 12.

Rollingwood Estates Apartments (Tanners Way) – Firearms were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle parked outside a unit in the 3100 block on Aug. 20.

Stonebridge Marketplace (Michael Gray Way) – Tools were reported stolen from a construction site in the 300 block on Aug. 23.

Townhouses at Quarry Chase (Van Hoy Drive) – Firearms, cash and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a vehicle parked outside a unit in the 7500 block on Aug. 18. There were no signs of forced entry.

Wentworth Home Sites (Sherbourne Road) – An unspecified vehicle was reported stolen on Aug. 22 from a home in the 3000 block.

Willis Road – Firearms, cash, clothing, consumable goods and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a room at a hotel in the 2400 block on Aug. 23.

Woods Edge (Willowynde Road) – Fuel was siphoned from a work truck parked at a home in the 17800 block on Aug. 20.

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