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2010-08-18 / Crime Watch

Dinner out between friends ends badly

Gwen Sadler

Once dinner is over and the evening is coming to an end, it’s often wise to go home rather than stand around the parking lot, as a couple of people found out recently.

The victims had finished their meal at the Golden Corral restaurant in the 3700 block of South Providence Road and were talking in the parking lot at about 11 p.m. on Aug. 9 when they noticed two people they didn’t know walking in a circle around them. Suddenly the suspects drew their guns and demanded the victims hand over their purses. After the suspects got the handbags, they ran to a vehicle and raced away. They got away with cash, electronics and other property contained in the purses.

Anyone with information about this robbery should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 748-0660 or text the code tip699 with the tip and send to 274637 (CRIMES).

In other crimes:

Apple Orchard Court. At 6:20 p.m. on Aug. 6, a resident of a home in the 2000 block heard a noise in the garage. On investigation, the resident found the garage door unlocked and witnessed someone fleeing the area. Nothing was reported stolen.

Bedwyn Lane. At 8 a.m. on July 23, it was reported that someone had entered a house under construction in the 1900 block and stolen property.

Boulder Springs Drive. At 3:45 a.m. on Aug. 7, a victim reported that she was walking from her car to her residence in the 700 block at Birchwood at Boulders Apartments when an unknown suspect approached her, displayed a handgun and demanded she hand over her purse. The suspect fled with her purse, which held cash, electronics and other property.

Cogbill Road. At 6 p.m. on Aug. 8, someone reported that the concession area of the pool house at Meadowbrook Country Club in the 1700 block had been broken into. Nothing appeared to be missing.

Hendricks Road. At noon on July 30, someone reported that the taillights had been stolen from a pickup truck while it was parked at a business in the 3700 block.

Hull Street Road. At 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, HVAC units were reported stolen from outside several businesses at Pocoshock Square in the 7600 block.

• At 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 6, someone reported that a compressor fan motor had been stolen from the roof of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in the 10100 block.

Jefferson Davis Highway. At 2 p.m. on July 16, someone reported that unknown suspects had entered five cell tower sites in the 10200 block and stolen copper.

Justice Road. At 6 p.m. on Aug. 5, HVAC units were reported stolen from outside several businesses in the 14400 block, including Primerica Financial Services, Moseley Electronics, Power & Parrish law firm and Site Light.

Kentberry Road. At 3:50 a.m. on Aug. 9, someone entered the unlocked garage of a home in the 1100 block and stole consumable goods.

MacBeth Court. At 4 p.m. on July 30, it was reported that someone had kicked in a door of a vacant residence in the 6300 block and vandalized the interior.

Midlothian Turnpike. At 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, someone entered the Grease Monkey in the 8600 block and stole cash from the safe.

Oak Knoll Lane. At 3 p.m. on July 30, it was reported that someone entered a vacant residence in the 5700 block through an unlocked door and stole property.

Pocoshock Way. At 6 p.m. on Aug. 6, someone reported the theft of HVAC units from outside several businesses in the 7700 block, including Great Scapes and More, Copyfax and Better Kitchens and Baths.

River’s Bend Road. At 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, several HVAC units were reported stolen from Colonial Orthopedics in the 13000 block.

West Hundred Road. At 7 a.m. on July 26, someone discovered cash missing from several drink and snack machines at the Comfort Inn Motel in the 2100 block. There were no signs of forced entry to the machines.

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