2014-04-23 / Crime Watch

Robbery attempt fails due to unclear demand

Michael Buettner

Failure to communicate has foiled many a would-be robber over the years. In one notorious example, a robber fled the scene emptyhanded after a bank teller burst out laughing when she read the note he had just handed her demanding “all of your 10s, 20s and 30s.”

But there’s nothing funny about having someone point a gun at you on a dark street:

• A pizza delivery driver who had just delivered a pizza to a unit in the R.L. Henry Apartments in the 5200 block of Goolsby Court around 9:30 p.m. on April 14 was approached by a masked suspect. The suspect displayed a handgun, stepped toward the driver and said he would take “that.” Unsure what the suspect meant by “that,” the driver asked, “What do you want?” The suspect turned and fled on foot into the apartment complex. No items were stolen.

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 text WATSON plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

In other crimes:

Amberdale Drive – Unknown suspect(s) broke the glass in the front door to enter Margaretha’s Hair Care in the 9500 block on April 9. Cash and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Avon Estates (Busy Street) – Unknown suspect(s) entered Dunkin’ Donuts in the 11500 block on April 9 through the drivethrough window. Information on stolen items was not provided.

Bellwood Terrace (Noel Street) – An apartment in the 2500 block was entered on April 9 by unknown suspect(s) through an unlocked bedroom window. The unit was ransacked, and cash, consumable goods, electronic devices, jewelry and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Chesterfield Industrial Park (Virginia Pine Court) – Broken heating/air conditioning units and other equipment/scrap items were reported stolen from Bradley Mechanical in the 8100 block on April 10.

Danhurst Woods (Danwoods Road) – A resident of the 13600 block saw an unknown person inside his unlocked vehicle around 3:35 a.m. on April 12. Nothing was reported stolen.

Edgewood (Sunbeam Road) – A purple 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was reported stolen on April 11 from a home in the 5500 block.

Fernbrook (Fordham Road) – Firearms and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a home in the 4600 block on April 11.

Hull Street Road – Unknown suspect(s) broke the glass in a side door to enter Q Barbecue in the 13800 block on April 9. Information on stolen items was not provided.

Lucks Lane – Unknown suspect(s) damaged a lock while trying unsuccessfully to break into a shed at Midlothian Baptist Church in the 11800 block on April 9.

Magnolia Green (Nicklaus Circle) – Copper piping was reported stolen from a house under construction in the 7300 block on April 10.

Meadowbrook West (Whitestone Court) – Firearms and miscellaneous items were reported stolen on March 28 from a home in the 4300 block.

Meadowdale (Slumber Lane) – The rear license plate was stolen from a vehicle parked at a home in the 6000 block on April 7.

Midlothian Turnpike – Unknown suspect(s) tried unsuccessfully to break into Area 51 Smoke Shop in the 11500 block on April 10 by cutting a hole in a window next to the entrance.

• Clothing, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen from an unlocked work truck parked at a convenience store in the 7500 block on April 13.

Robious Road – A known suspect stole purses from two victims at a business in the 11600 block, one on March 31 around 10 a.m. and the other on April 6 around 3 p.m.

Rock Castle Business Park (Castle Rock Road) – Planters and several trucks at businesses in the 3900 block were vandalized on April 13 by unknown suspect(s) who rolled large tires into them.

Roxbury Square Apartments (Bannockbarn Drive) – Firearms were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle outside a unit in the 7600 block on April 5.

Skinquarter Road – Unknown suspect(s) broke into a utility trailer at a construction site in the 20700 block on April 11. Miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

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