2013-02-06 / Crime Watch


Michael Buettner

Armed robber’s getaway is short-lived

Making a clean getaway is probably the most important part of committing a successful robbery. Walking straight to your own home with your ill-gotten booty is probably not the best getaway plan.

According to a Jan. 28 report, two suspects approached a resident of the Bermuda Run Apartments in the 2600 block of Mangowood Drive around 2:40 p.m. One suspect displayed a firearm.

The pair stole an electronic device and miscellaneous items from the victim. Then they fled, according to the report – to a nearby apartment.

One suspect was quickly arrested, and some of the stolen items were recovered. The identity of the second suspect remains unknown.

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 or by texting “WATSON” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

In other crimes:

Abbey Village (Abbey Village Circle) – Unknown suspect(s) entered four units under construction in the 600 block on Jan. 22 and stole miscellaneous items.

Airport Industrial Park (Whitepine Road) – A possible known suspect and an unknown suspect were seen taking scrap metal from outside Imperial Machine Co. in the 7600 block around 5 p.m. on Jan. 25.

Bellwood Road – Unknown suspect(s) stole miscellaneous parts from three vehicles at James River Logistics in the 2500 block on Jan. 23.

Centralia Gardens (Shiloh Drive) – Unknown suspect(s) broke out a glass pane in the back door, reached inside and unlocked the door to enter a home in the 9500 block on Jan. 28. Firearms were reported stolen.

Creekwood (Kitchawam Court) – Firearms were reported stolen from a home in the 7300 block on Jan. 25.

Deer Run (Raised Antler Circle) – A shopper at the Deer Run Shopping Center in the 13900 block reported her cell phone was missing after an unknown person brushed against her around 9:15 a.m. on Jan. 28.

Hampton Park (Hampton Summit Drive) – A resident of the 16200 block returned home around 7:45 a.m. on Jan. 23 and found the back door open. Two unknown suspects fled on foot from the back of the house. Electronic devices were reported stolen.

Heritage Village (Early Settlers Road) – Unknown suspect(s) broke into a condominium in the 1700 block through a side window and stole firearms on Jan. 22.

Huguenot Commons (Huguenot Road) – A wheel was stolen from a company van at CareVan in the 1500 block on Jan. 19.

Huntwood Apartments (Alcott Road) – A resident of the 2500 block reported on Jan. 27 that three unknown suspects assaulted him and demanded money. Nothing was reported stolen.

Jefferson Davis Highway – Unknown suspect(s) tried to enter the Spruance Cellophane Credit Union in the 7100 block on Jan. 18 by breaking windows. Entry was not made and nothing was reported stolen.

• Unknown suspect(s) threw a ceramic planter at the front door of Tobacco and More in the 17200 block on Jan. 22, cracking the glass. Nothing was reported stolen.

• Unknown suspect(s) stole miscellaneous parts from three company trucks, and tried to steal items from a fourth vehicle, at Distribution Transportation and Storage in the 9700 block on Jan. 21.

• An unknown suspect grabbed a money bag at the Target store in the 12900 block, ran out of the store and fled the scene in a vehicle around 9:40 p.m. on Jan. 23. An undisclosed amount of cash was reported stolen.

• Unknown suspect(s) pushed in the window air conditioner of a room at the Colbrook Motel in the 13900 block on Jan. 24 and stole jewelry and miscellaneous items from inside.

Magnolia Green (Crackerberry Drive) – Unknown suspect(s) stole miscellaneous materials from the crawl spaces under two homes under construction in the 7000 block on Jan. 21.

Reeds Landing (Aberdeen Landing Terrace) – Unknown suspect(s) entered the crawl space under a home in the 11900 block on Jan. 24 and damaged the ductwork.

Southport (Branchway Road) – Unknown suspect(s) stole batteries from company vehicles at A Cut Above Lawn Service in the 500 block on Jan. 18.

Sun Valley (Valley Road) – A known suspect stole an all-terrain vehicle from a home in the 2100 block on Jan. 23.

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