03-02-2015 Crime of the Week 1602 (Telephone Scam)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is taking this opportunity to notify the public of a telephone scam plaguing our area.
Throughout the past year, many residents have notified area police departments about a phone call they have received from someone claiming to be a supervisor with the IRS or another federal law enforcement agency. The caller quickly and convincingly explains to the victim they are delinquent on their taxes and have warrants on file. The scammer will know the victim’s name and possibly their address or employer.
The victim is told unless they immediately rectify the situation by paying for their delinquency via gift cards they will be arrested by "local police."
We would like to remind the public that this is an ongoing scam. Law enforcement and federal agencies will never ask you to use gift cards to pay bills or fines, or contact you over the telephone. The FBI and police departments are aware of this and are actively investigating.
02-23-2015 Crime of the Week 1601 (Hit and Run/WaWa)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help to solve a hit-and-run crash.
During the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, two cars were parked side-by-side in the south lot of the Wawa at 6001 Iron Bridge Road. A late-model Jeep Cherokee pulled from its parking spot in the west lot and violently struck the two parked vehicles as it circled the store. One of the parked vehicles was struck so hard that it was moved approximately 5 feet from its original parked location. The Jeep then sped away onto Cogbill Road, heading east toward Meadowbrook High School.
Surveillance cameras captured images of the driver and passenger of the Jeep. The driver was a black male in his late 20s. He was approximately 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He had a mustache and tall, thick hair on top of his head with shorter hair on the sides. He wore a blue denim coat with dark sleeves. The passenger was approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. He had a mustache and goatee, and he was wearing tan shoes, blue jeans, a long, light-colored shirt, a brown jacket and a white and dark-colored cap.
02-16-2015 Crime of the Week 1600 (Robberies at CVS)
Crime Solvers is asking for your help to identify and locate a man who robbed two CVS stores in Chesterfield.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, a white male wearing a bright colored fisherman's cap walked to the pharmacy area of CVS at 151 Pike View Drive in Westchester Commons. He showed the pharmacist a gun and demanded painkillers. He threatened the clerk not to call police and he fled.
Then, in the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 20, the same white male went to the CVS at 2537 Weir Road in Chester and robbed the pharmacist in the same manner.
He was a heavy-set white male, approximately 40-50 years old, 5'9" with a light-colored beard. In the Jan. 20 robbery, he was seen driving a small SUV.
02-09-2015 Crime of the Week 1599 (Cold Case- Bruce Jones Homicide)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help to solve a cold case homicide.
In 1990, Bruce Jones worked for Plantation Pipeline overseeing the maintenance of substations in the area of Chesterfield County. At those substations, there were man-made drainage areas that had floating alarms; if the drainage pool filled with liquid, an alarm was triggered. On the night of Feb. 10, he was called to a substation off of Genito Road where the floating alarm was triggered. There had been thunderstorms earlier in the evening, so the alarm did not seem unusual.
The next morning, Jones' wife realized her husband wasn't home. A few hours passed, and she called his work; they hadn't heard from Jones either. Someone was sent to the substation Jones was dispatched to the night before; they found Jones dead on the floor. He had been beaten and shot. An employee pointed out to investigators that the floating alarm had been tampered with, and it appeared that someone with inside knowledge had lured Jones to the location.
02-02-2015 Crime of the Week 1598 (Homicide at Three Amigos)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help to solve a homicide. Just before 7 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2015, Adel M. Elmadany, was found dead at Three Amigos Auto Sales, located at 108 Turner Rd. Elmadany was the owner of the business and a well-known member of the local community.
As the investigation of this case continues, Chesterfield police are turning to the public for assistance. If you were in the area that night and can think of any detail that may help investigators, please contact us. Remember, your tip could bring a family and community much-needed closure.
01-26-2015 Crime of the Week 1597 (Robbery at Circle K)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help to identify and locate an armed robbery suspect.
Just prior to 11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 2, a clerk was working in the Circle K at 7400 Woodpecker Road. A dark-complexioned black male entered wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt, a knit cap and dark sunglasses. He grabbed the female clerk by the arm, pointed a small semi-automatic handgun at her and ordered her to give him money. She complied and the robber left the store. The clerk immediately called police, but the suspect was gone before they arrived. Thankfully, the clerk was not injured, as her child was actually in the store at the time of the robbery.
01-19-2015 Crime of the Week 1596 (Vandalisms in Enon)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help this week to find those responsible for an outbreak of vandalism in Enon.
On the morning of Jan. 11, 2015, some residents in the Enon area of Chesterfield County awoke to find that their homes and vehicles had been spray painted at some point in the night. Several area street signs and fences were also targeted by the vandals. Additionally, property belonging to Chesterfield County Public Schools — Enon Elementary School and a school bus — was also damaged.
Altogether, the damage cost residents and taxpayers over $3,000. Now, Crime Solvers is turning to the public, especially our area students, for assistance with this case!
01-12-2015 Crime of the Week 1595 (VSU Robberies)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help to solve two related robberies.
On Oct. 16, 2014, two robberies occurred on the campus of Virginia State University. The first was in parking lot 36. A man was reaching into the trunk of his car when he was approached by several hooded suspects. He was ordered to his knees and robbed at gunpoint of his wallet and electronic devices. One of the suspects struck the victim in the face with a gun before all three fled the area.
Shortly thereafter, a second robbery occurred in the parking lot of the Monroe Hall dorm building. As the victim was walking from the parking lot into the dorm, he saw a newer, champagne-colored, four-door Honda Civic approach. A black male got out of the Civic, pointed a gun in the victim's face and ordered the victim to his knees. The victim heard a gunshot, but was not struck, and the suspects drove away quickly.
There were at least three black male suspects involved.
12-29-2014 Crime of the Week 1593 (Counterfeit Money)
This week, the Crime Solvers is asking for your help to catch several suspects using counterfeit money.
Since November 28, 2014, Chesterfield police officers have taken reports of suspects passing counterfeit bills. The counterfeit bills were passed at the CVS and Target stores on Weir Place in Chester, and were also passed at the Target on Midlothian Turnpike across from Chesterfield Towne Center. The suspects have been successful at purchasing approximately $2,000 worth of merchandise with the bogus bills. Most of the items were electronics, including a breast pump and a Tom-Tom GPS unit.
12-15-2014 Crime of the Week 1591 (Burglary to Jersey Mikes)
This week, Crime Solvers is asking for your help to solve a commercial burglary.
Between the late evening of Friday, Nov. 21, and the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 22, someone used a large rock to break into Jersey Mikes at 100 Heaths Way Road in Midlothian. Two suspects went inside and stole cash from the restaurant before leaving.
The suspects were black males, one of whom looked right at the surveillance camera before leaving the store.
12-08-2014 Crime of the Week 1590 (Burglary at Tienda Joana)
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a commercial burglary. On Nov. 16, 2014, an unknown subject forced open the front door of the Tienda Joana located at 5746 Hopkins Road. Once inside the business, the man searched for cash by forcing open the cash registers and going into the office. The thief also caused a significant amount of damage to the store.
The suspect is described as a white male standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall with a stocky build. He was last seen wearing a dark blue jacket and a mask covering his face.
12-01-2014 Crime of the Week 1589 (Robbery at New York Asian Café)
Crime Solvers needs your help this week with solving a commercial robbery. On October 21, 2014, just after 9pm, three masked men stormed the New York Asian Café located at 13555 Midlothian Tnpk. According to the business owner, the men entered through the back door of the restaurant and robbed the workers at gunpoint. The thieves made off with over $350 in cash and the owners' cell phones.
The robbers are described as three black males each standing about 6 feet tall. They had a slender build and brandished small gray handguns at the owners.
11-24-2014 Crime of the Week 1588 (Home Break-In)
This week, Crime Solvers is asking for your help to solve a residential burglary.
On Oct. 17 during the daytime hours, a home in the 6300 block of Old Zion Hill Road was broken into. Upon returning home from work, the homeowner found the rear basement door to the residence broken and discovered that several electronic items were missing.
Surveillance footage reveals two possible suspects and their vehicle. Chesterfield detectives believe the suspects may have been dropped off and picked up after the burglary.
11-17-2014 Crime of the Week 1587 (Sexual Assault/Huguenot Park)
Crime Solvers is asking for the public's help this week with solving several different assault cases. In the early autumn of 2014, female joggers have reported being assaulted by a male subject in Huguenot Park on the north end of Chesterfield County. While jogging through the park the suspect rides his bicycle up to the victims and sexually assaults them before fleeing the area.
He is described as a black male about 6 ft tall with a medium build in his twenties. He has short hair and was last seen wearing a hoodie in each of these incidents.
11-10-2014 Crime of the Week 1586 (Attempt Sexual Assault)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help police solve an attempted sexual assault case.
Investigators have released a composite photo of a man they are hoping to identify in connection with an attempted sexual assault in Chesterfield County. On New Year's Day, just after midnight, a female was walking in the 13000 block of Jefferson Davis Highway toward her home. Two males were walking in the opposite direction and asked her to go partying with them. When she refused, they pushed her to the ground and began strangling her. A citizen driving by saw what was happening and pulled over, scaring the suspects away.
The victim in that New Year's Day case was watching television recently and saw a Crime Solvers spot from Prince William County highlighting a rape in their area. The victim from Chesterfield immediately recognized the composite sketch, stating it appeared to be one of the same males who assaulted her.
The suspect was a black male with a light complexion, possibly of European decent, with short black hair. The victim remembers that he spoke with a foreign accent.
On July 13, 2014, a black male entered the Circle K located at 2421 West Hundred Rd. The clerk working behind the counter noticed the subject walk directly to the men's bathroom. Moments later, he emerged and walked up to the counter. At that point, the man pointed a large steak knife at the worker and demanded cash. He then fled the store on foot.
The suspect is described as a black male standing about 5 feet, 8 inches tall. He was wearing a white t-shirt, jeans and had a camouflage shirt covering his face like a mask.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help police solve a robbery-turned-auto-theft case.
Police are searching for two suspects who robbed employees of the Pizza Hut at 111 Wadsworth Drive on Saturday, Sept. 6. At approximately 10:30 p.m., a delivery driver was heading out of the back door when he was stopped in his tracks by a gun pointed in his face. The gun-wielding suspect demanded the victim's car keys and money, while the second suspect charged inside store and demanded money from the safe. After receiving all the money they could get, both suspects fled in the first victim's vehicle, a blue 2002 Toyota Camry. The Camry was later recovered behind the CJW building at 200 Wadsworth Drive, just east of Route 76 off of Midlothian Turnpike.
Both suspects were black males who were about 6 feet tall. Both were wearing bandanas covering their faces and black skull caps on their heads. One was armed with a silver, semi-automatic handgun.
Crime Solvers needs your help to solve grand larcenies at area churches. On Sept. 28, 2014, an unknown suspect entered the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church at 5155 Iron Bridge Road. It was soon discovered that several items were stolen from the sanctuary, including a bishop's chair and several church pews.
Similarly, on Oct. 3, 2014, an unknown suspect entered the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, located at 2341 Winterfield Road. According to church officials, the thief stole several pieces of the church's furniture, including an altar and a candle-holder.
While it remains unclear whether these cases are related, Chesterfield detectives are asking for the public's help with locating the stolen items and identifying the suspect or suspects in these cases.
10-13-2014 Crime of the Week 1582 (Street Robbery)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program wants to help police solve a robbery case.
Police are searching for two suspects who robbed a man as he walked in the 10000 block of Jefferson Davis Highway just after midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The victim was walking north on Jefferson Davis Highway when he was approached by two men, one of whom was carrying a baseball bat. The second man displayed a handgun and demanded the victim’s property. Upon receiving the property, the suspects fled on foot.
The suspect with the gun is described as a white male, about 25-30 years old and 5 feet 11 inches tall with a slender build. The suspect with the baseball bat is described as a white male, about 30-35 years old and 5 feet 5 inches tall and with a slender build.
Surveillance cameras at a nearby business captured images of two men who match the description of the suspects. The men were seen walking south on Jefferson Davis Highway, and, moments later, running in the opposite direction and getting into an older-model pickup truck, possibly a Mazda or Toyota.
10-06-2014 Crime of the Week 1581 (Laptop Computer Thefts From Walmart)
Crime Solvers is asking for your help to solve related grand larceny cases. Officers and detectives of the Chesterfield County Police Department are investigating several incidents in which laptops were stolen from two different Walmart locations. Throughout the summer of 2014, a white male subject has been entering the Walmarts at the Hancock Village and Chattanooga Plaza shopping centers and stealing the computers during normal business hours. At this point, the man has taken approximately $3,000 in merchandise.
The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30-45 years old with brown hair and a medium build. Although his appearance changes with each incident, he is usually seen wearing a button-down shirt and blue jeans. Surveillance footage and photos reveal he is cutting the laptops off their displays, placing them under his shirt and exiting the store.
09-29-2014 Crime of the Week 1580 (Attempt Robbery/Exxon)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is lending its resources to help police solve an attempted robbery case.
On Saturday, Sept. 20, at about 8:35 p.m., a black male suspect entered the Exxon at 15740 Woods Edge Road, pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. When the clerk told the suspect that the register could not be opened, the suspect left without obtaining any money.
The suspect was between 20-30 years of age, 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 185 pounds. He had a goatee, and was wearing a black jacket, white T-shirt, khaki pants, sunglasses and a black hat with yellow writing on it.
Petersburg Police Department is looking for the same suspect in connection with two robberies in their jurisdiction.
09-22-2014 Crime of the Week 1579 (Robbery/Exxon)
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve an attempted commercial robbery. In the early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2014, an unknown male entered the Exxon at 15740 Woods Edge Road. He immediately pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk attempted to protect himself and the business by fighting back against the robber. A struggle ensued before the fleeing thief struck the clerk with the handgun.
During the fight, the clerk was able to rip the mask off the suspect's head. He is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and about 19-25 years old. He was wearing dark gray jeans, a long-sleeved black shirt and black sneakers.
09-15-2014 Crime of the Week 1578 (Larcenies from Churches)
Crime Solvers needs your help to solve a string of larcenies from churches. Beginning on July 27, 2014, an unknown male has been entering several churches throughout Chesterfield County. Surveillance footage revealed the man taking unattended purses.
The suspect is described as a black male between 25 and 35 years old. He was last seen wearing khaki shorts, a white T-shirt and a white baseball cap. Exterior cameras show the man leaving the area in a white Hyundai Sonata.
This week, the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help to solve a hit-and-run case
Just before noon on Saturday, March 1, a couple was driving north on Old Buckingham Road in Midlothian in a black Nissan Altima. As they neared Warminster Drive, a white vehicle that was traveling south on Old Buckingham Road drifted into the northbound lane headed straight for the Altima. The Altima's driver swerved to avoid the direct head-to-head collision, but the white vehicle sideswiped the victim's car. Unfortunately, the white vehicle continued to travel south on Old Buckingham Road and never stopped.
As a result of the collision, glass from the Altima's driver's side window was shattered and thrown into the driver's face, causing lacerations. The passenger was shaken up, but not injured.
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a grand larceny. On May 7, 2014, a woman was working at the Home Depot at 12300 Chattanooga Blvd. At some point during her shift, she placed her personal cell phone on the cashier counter. The victim was called away to assist a customer and momentarily left the counter. Soon after she turned away, a male suspect approached her workstation, grabbed the cell phone and put it in his pocket.
Surveillance footage revealed the thief to be a young black male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and wearing dark clothing. The suspect was initially pushing a cart with PVC pipes on it. After taking the phone, he left the cart and fled the area.
This week, the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help to bring closure to another credit card fraud case.
At approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, an 89-year-old woman and her daughter were shopping at T.J. Maxx, 4851 Commonwealth Center Parkway. During the shopping trip, the mother left her shopping cart for a moment to look at something with her daughter. Her purse was left in the cart, and when she returned to collect the cart, both the cart and the purse were gone. Less than one hour later, the victim discovered that two of her stolen credit cards were used at the Best Buy on Koger Center Boulevard. The purchases exceeded $7,600.
Surveillance images from the Best Buy revealed a white male and a white female using the stolen cards. The white male suspect appeared to be between 25 and 35 years of age. He had short dark hair and sunglasses on his head, and was wearing a blue short-sleeved shirt with blue denim jeans. The female appeared to be in her 40s or 50s, with short hair pulled into a ponytail and sunglasses on her head. She was wearing a dark-colored blouse and pants.
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a robbery. On June 8, 2014, a black male suspect approached residents in their driveway in the 5000 block of Selwood Avenue. He immediately pointed a gun at them and demanded cash. After the victims complied, the suspect ran through their backyard and fled the area.
The thief is described as a black male with a slender build standing about 5 feet 5 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, jeans and a black mask covering his face. The victim said the robber made off with a significant amount of cash, and his cell phone and keys.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs help to solve a couple of cases involving a crime technique known as a “flim-flam.”
This type of fraud involves a suspect using deceptive words or actions to obtain money from another. In police circles, the fraud usually involves a clerk who, as a result of distraction techniques, will give back more change than was tendered in a transaction, resulting in a loss for the store.
There were two recent cases that have brought this fraud to light. On May 1, a black male used the technique to defraud the SweetFrog in Chester out of $20. On May 4, two different black males used a flim-flam tactic to steal $1,000 from the Wal-Mart in Chattanooga Plaza in North Chesterfield.
Anyone who accepts cash on behalf of a business should be on watch for this type of crime. It is easily preventable when the person targeted stays focused on the transaction and is suspicious when a customer asks for back-to-back cash exchanges.
Some crimes are unique to a particular time of year. This week, the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to catch the person or people who broke into a local pool facility.
At some point between the evening of Tuesday, July 8, and the morning of Wednesday, July 9, someone broke into the Falling Creek Farms pool facility at 9171 Gregory Drive. In a case rarely seen by police, the thief or thieves stole approximately $200 worth of floats, including what most people refer to as pool noodles. The intruders also disassembled one of the lifeguard stands.
Investigators are looking for ANY information that the public may have about this case.
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a commercial robbery. On March 4, 2014, an unknown male suspect entered the Public Storage at 10110 Midlothian Turnpike. Soon after entering, the subject walked up to the clerk and robbed the business. The suspect pointed a large knife at the attendant and demanded cash.
The suspect is described as a black male with a slender build standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was wearing a black bandana, black hoodie and dark jeans. According to the clerk, the suspect pointed a large silver Bowie knife at her. Further investigation revealed the suspect made off with several thousand dollars in cash and checks.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to locate persons missing from Chesterfield County.
Most people are aware that Crime Solvers pays cash rewards for information leading to the solution of criminal cases and the capture of wanted persons. In light of several high-profile missing person cases, Crime Solvers wants to remind citizens that the program is available for tips leading to the discovery of their locations, as well.
Ogechi Uwasomba is a black female who was last seen getting into a car in front of her home on Barnwood Drive on Friday, May 30. **Family and friends of Uwasomba have created an additional reward fund for tips leading to her discovery**
Zulma Pabon, a Hispanic female, was last seen on Friday, June 6. Zulma's car was found on Drumvale Drive in Chester on Monday, June 16.
Layla Namiranian is a white female who was last seen leaving her place of business on April 4, 2012. The next day, her car was found at her home on Normandstone Drive in Chesterfield, yet she was not. There were no indications that she had planned to go anywhere.
Information about these three and other people missing from Chesterfield County can be found by visiting the "Missing Persons" page of the Crime Solvers website,
This week, Crime Solvers revisits a 2013 shooting that stunned Chesterfield County. Shortly before 9 p.m. on July 4, 2013, 7-year-old Brendon Mackey was struck by a bullet just prior to the fireworks display at Sunday Park. Ballistics tests revealed the bullet that stole this young child's life to be a .40 caliber class, full metal jacket.
Chesterfield detectives continue to ask for the public's help with information on this heartbreaking case. The bullet appears to have been fired randomly into the air as a result of celebratory gunfire. We would like to remind the public that as of July 1, 2014, Brendon's Law is in effect, making celebratory gunfire resulting in injury a felony.
Family and friends of Brendon Mackey have established an additional reward fund for information that will lead to the successful resolution of this case.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to close an unsolved homicide case.
Just after midnight on Thursday, June 27, 2013, a woman was at a storage unit off of Jahnke Road in Richmond City. She was approached by three males who abducted her and forced her to drive to her apartment on Bristol Village Drive. While at the apartment, the suspects began to ransack the interior while the woman pleaded with them for her daughter's safety. Upon hearing the commotion, the husband woke up, physically challenged the suspects and was shot at about 4 a.m. Abdelmagied Elsayed Hussein died as a result of the gunfire. The suspects ran out of the house, stole the family's vehicle and drove away in an unknown direction. The vehicle was later found in the Byrd Park area of Richmond, where it had been set on fire.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve an attempted purse snatching.
At approximately 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, a woman was walking from Hull Street Road onto Genito Road on her way home from work. When she got to Genito Road and passed the Walgreen's near Stigall Drive, a black male appeared from behind a fence and immediately demanded her purse. The victim was carrying pepper spray and was able to spray the suspect in the face and flee. Thankfully, the suspect did not follow. The police were immediately called, but the suspect was gone before officers arrived.
The suspect was described as a black male, 20-28 years old and 5 feet 6 inches tall. He was wearing black Dickie-style work pants and a tight, black knit sweater.
Crime Solvers is asking for your help this week to solve a stolen credit card turned credit card fraud case. On Thursday, Dec. 11, 2013, a woman used a stolen credit card to make several purchases at the Walmart at 12000 Iron Bridge Road. The thief began her spending spree at about 5 p.m. racked up over $1,500 in fraudulent purchases.
Surveillance cameras were rolling and captured several images of her and a man she may have been associated with.
A lost wallet led to a credit card theft and fraud case, and the Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve the crime.
Late in the evening of Saturday, March 1, a woman lost her wallet in the parking lot of the Lowe's on Weir Place in Chester. The next day, unauthorized purchases were made using two of her credit cards at the Target in Chester. The illegal transactions totaled more than $1,300.
Surveillance cameras at Target captured images of three suspects using the stolen cards. Two were black males and the third was a black female.
Crime Solvers is asking for your help to solve a robbery. On Monday, March 24, at approximately 6:45 a.m., a man was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of the SunTrust Bank at 12551 Jefferson Davis Highway. The victim was waiting to make a deposit at the bank when he was approached by a male subject who demanded money. The victim complied and the suspect fled across Jefferson Davis Highway, making off with over $8,000 in cash.
The suspect is described as either a light-skinned black male or a white male wearing black clothing and a black mask covering his face. After running across Jefferson Davis Highway, the thief may have escaped the area in a Cadillac.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve a credit card fraud case.
On Tuesday, April 15, a white male subject attempted to use eight different credit cards to make a purchase from the Walmart in Hancock Village Shopping Center in Chesterfield County. A ninth card was accepted for two separate purchases. A second white male suspect attempted to use four credit cards to make purchases from the same Walmart at the same time. A fifth card was used and accepted. The victims had been contacted by their credit card companies and alerted to the fraudulent purchases.
The thieves were quick, because before the cards could be cancelled, the same suspects made purchases from the GameStop in the same shopping center. During interviews with the victims, it was learned they did not lose possession of their credit cards, yet their accounts were programmed onto the cards used by the suspects.
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a grand larceny. On Jan. 22, 2014, a couple entered Alexander's Antiques on Midlothian Turnpike. They spent 20 minutes walking throughout the store, and behaved suspiciously. After they left, employees reviewed security footage and discovered the pair had grabbed two antique clocks.
The first suspect is described as a middle-aged black male with a black leather jacket and black jeans. The second suspect is a younger black female wearing a large orange wig.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to solve several related credit card thefts and frauds.
The unauthorized charges occurred between Sunday, April 13, and Tuesday, April 22, at various stores throughout Chesterfield and Henrico counties. In three separate incidents, two females were caught on camera amassing more than $3,800 in charges at stores in Chesterfield such as Target, Hollister, Bath & Body Works, Macy's and Lowe's. The stores in Henrico included several shops within Short Pump Town Center. The cards were stolen from cars parked at the ACAC Fitness Center in Midlothian and the Woolridge Road YMCA.
Two black female suspects (pictured to the left) were seen using the stolen cards. They were seen, in one case, driving away in a silver or grey minivan.
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a homicide. Just after 3 a.m. on Monday, March 17, Chesterfield police were dispatched to a report of a breaking and entering at 12500 Little Pond Lane in Midlothian. Before they arrived on scene, officers were updated about a possible home invasion and shooting that had occurred at the residence.
When officers arrived, they found 27-year-old Farzad Sultani in the residence. Sultani had been shot several times, and he later died as a result of those injuries.
04-21-2014 Crime of the Week 1557 (Purse Theft - Goodwill Store)
On Dec. 13, 2013, a young woman was shopping at the Goodwill at 8535 Midlothian Turnpike. She briefly left her cart to select items off a shelf. When she returned to her cart, she noticed her purse had been stolen. Security cameras were rolling and it was soon discovered that the suspect had targeted the victim and followed her throughout the store.
The suspect is described as a young black male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing a brown jacket and blue jeans.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the pharmacists at the K-Mart at 12810 Jefferson Davis Highway closed the pharmacy area just after noon. Though the door leading to the pharmacy was locked, two subjects broke into the room at approximately 1:45 p.m. and stole multiple prescription medications. Among the medications stolen were Hydromorphone, Oxycodone and Oxycontin.
Investigators know the time because surveillance cameras were working, and they captured images of the suspects. The video revealed that the suspects were both white males.
04-07-2014 Crime of the Week 1555 (Attempted Carjacking/Colonial Heights)
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve an attempted carjacking.
Just after midnight on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, a delivery driver was taking an order to an address on Beechwood Avenue in Colonial Heights. As he exited his car, he was immediately approached by a black male who put a gun to his head and demanded his car keys. The victim made a dangerous move and grabbed the gun, forcing it downward, while he struck the gun-wielding suspect. The victim then ran from the scene and called police.
One suspect, a Petersburg resident, was later arrested for his participation, but three other suspects remain at large. Investigators were only provided the names and nicknames of "Kenny," "Garren" or "G," and "Man-man." "Man-man" was rumored to have music or voice recording equipment at his home. "Garren" drives an older model, white Dodge king-cab pickup with a wide burgundy stripe.
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a larceny from auto. On Nov. 18, 2013, at approximately 3 a.m., a couple was shopping in the 7-Eleven at 15901 Jefferson Davis Highway. Upon returning to their vehicle, they noticed several items had been stolen. These items include a cell phone and a Bluetooth device.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20's. He stands about 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was seen leaving the area in a black Nissan Altima.
At approximately 2 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, a man wearing a hood over his head and a bandana across his face robbed the clerks at the 7-Eleven at 5549 Belmont Road. As he entered the store, he immediately pointed a handgun at two clerks and demanded money from their registers. After receiving the money, the suspect left on foot.
The suspect was a black male, 20-25 years old, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing and a blue bandana on his face. He was brandishing a dark-colored semi-automatic handgun.
Sometime between midnight on Saturday, Jan. 11, and 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, someone broke into and stole a custom 1989 short-bed Chevrolet pickup. There was only broken glass left at the scene in Holiday Trailer Park on Jefferson Davis Highway. A trailer attached to the truck and carrying two All-Terrain-Vehicles (ATVs) was also stolen. The ATVs were a 2012 Kawasaki Mule and a 2006 Yamaha Big Bear, and both were green-camouflage colored.
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a larceny from auto turned credit card fraud. The female pictured to the left was caught on camera using stolen credit cards. The cards were stolen from several vehicles parked at Clover Hill Elementary School while families and neighbors were inside at a basketball game on Saturday, March 1. Throughout the next few days, fraudulent purchases were made with the cards at many area stores.
The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic female between the ages of 25 and 35. She was seen leaving the area in a silver SUV/minivan type vehicle. Be sure to check crimesolvers.net for outstanding photos of the suspect. She is also wanted in connection with breaking into the vehicles in the school's parking lot.
03-03-2014 Crime of the Week 1550 (Sexual Assault off Route 1)
This week, Crime Solvers needs your help to identify the witness of an attempted sexual assault. On New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, 2013, a young woman was walking down Jefferson Davis Highway when she was confronted by two men. The men pushed her to the ground and began strangling her. During the attack, a passerby immediately stopped their car to assist. Thankfully, this caused the suspects to flee the area. This Good Samaritan left the scene without leaving their information.
Chesterfield detectives are working to gather further information on this case. We are asking anyone with information to please help us complete this investigation. Crime Solvers vows to keep any witnesses that may come forward anonymous.
02-21-2014 Crime of the Week 1549 (Watch Theft From Zumiez)
Between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, an employee of the Zumiez store within Chesterfield Towne Center noticed two subjects, one male and one female, near a watch display. Though the employee knew the display was locked, she saw the female subject reach into the display. As the employee approached the suspects, they left the store. The employee lost the two suspects in the HomeGoods store. The employee later discovered thousands of dollars worth of watches had been stolen from the display.
Both suspects appeared to be Hispanic, between the ages of 40 and 45. The male was wearing a gray-and-black striped sweater and blue denim jeans. The female was wearing a blue sweater and blue denim jeans. We have not yet received pictures of the female suspect.
02-17-2014 Crime of the Week 1548 (Auto Theft/Robbery - Argent FCU)
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a stolen vehicle turned bank robbery. On Jan. 29, 2014, a vehicle was stolen from the area of Remuda Drive. Moments later, that stolen vehicle was used in a bank robbery at the Argent Federal Credit Union at 5403 Jefferson Davis Highway. Two men entered the bank and demanded money. After exiting the bank, they were unable to get the stolen car out of the icy parking lot. As the suspects fled on foot, a dye pack exploded on one of them.
The suspects are described as black males between the ages of 22 and 27. They were wearing dark clothing and one suspect covered his face with a mask.
02-10-2014 Crime of the Week 1547 (Best Buy Shoplifting/UP Bracelets)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help this week to solve an unusual shoplifting case.
It occurred on Friday, Jan. 31, at approximately 7 p.m. Four men entered the Best Buy at 1560 Koger Center Boulevard just moments apart. The male suspects took electronic devices from around the store, relocating them to a different, central location within the store. Two females walked in, collected the items into bags while the store employees were distracted and walked out. Among the items taken were numerous Jawbone brand Up bracelets.
All of the male suspects were white males, appearing to be 45 to 60 years old. The two females were white females possibly in their 40s.
02-03-2014 Crime of the Week 1546 (Flim Flam at Walmart)
Crime Solvers needs your help this week to solve a fraud case. On Nov. 17, 2013, a man walked through the Walmart at 12200 Chattanooga Plaza and purchased several items. While checking out at the register, the suspect was able to trick the cashier using a fraudulent tactic called "flim-flam," which involves exchanging several different denominations of money rapidly. This scammed the business out of a significant amount of money. The suspect is described as a black male, about 6 feet tall and 250 pounds. He is bald and has brown eyes.
01-27-2014 Crime of the Week 1545 (Spencer's Gas Station Robbery)
It occurred on New Year's Day at about 5:10 a.m. outside the Spencer's gas station at 5144 Centralia Road. The victim, who was in the process of opening the business, was outside the store when he was approached from behind and struck repeatedly in the head. The suspect took cash from the victim and fled the scene.
The victim was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
01-13-2014 Crime of the Week 1543 (Stolen Wheelchair)
Between the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 4, and the morning of Thursday, Dec. 5, someone broke into a shed behind a home on Rainwater Road in the Huntingcreek Hills subdivision. The item stolen was a blue, Top End brand basketball wheelchair (the ACTUAL wheelchair is pictured here). The chair was used for racing and basketball, but stored in the shed during off seasons. The outpouring of help from the community has been impressive, yet detectives are NO closer to identifying the person or people responsible.
11-22-2013 Crime of the Week 1536 (J. Coomer Homicide)
At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, a woman living on Ennismore Court was awakened by a noise outside her bedroom. When she got up to investigate, she found her 36-year-old son, Joshua Coomer, suffering from a gunshot wound. She performed CPR until police and rescue units arrived. Despite efforts to revive him, Joshua Coomer succumbed to his injuries.
Detectives are asking the public to come forward with any additional information that might be of value to this investigation.
On Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at about 11:40 p.m, officers were called for shots being fired in the area in the 3900 block of Bridget Court. While checking the area, officers found James Patrick Mosley in the parking lot of his townhouse. Mosley had been shot several times. Officers and rescue personnel attempted to resuscitate Mosley, but were unsuccessful. Witnesses described seeing a black male wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt in the area at the time of the shooting. A dark-colored vehicle was also seen leaving the area at a high rate of speed shortly after the shooting.
If you have any information that could help solve this homicide, please call, click or text your tip through our program. We will get it to the right folks in the police department, and if your tip helps, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Family members of James Patrick Mosley are offering an additional reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for his homicide.
31 May 2013 (Crime of the Week 1511 - Henricus Park Theft)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program has helped resolve some unusual cases during the course of its history, and this one, if solved, would certainly become one of them.
Some time between on Tuesday, April 30, and on Thursday, May 2, someone entered HenricusHistoricalPark while it was closed and stole items from an area known as the IndianVillage. What made the theft so unusual was that among the items stolen were approximately 20 animal pelts. The cost to the park was substantial.
May 11, 2012 (COW 1456 - Farooq Anwar Homicide)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to catch the person or people who shot and killed store owner Farooq Anwar at his Fast and Friendly convenience store at 6249 Jefferson Davis Highway on Wednesday, July 18, 2007.
A customer discovered Anwar’s body at about and dialed 911. Investigators believe robbery may have been the motive.
This case was featured as a Crime of the Week case on May 1, 2009. Anwar’s family and friends continue to maintain contact with investigators, and are still offering an additional reward up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for this crime.
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify a cold case double homicide suspect.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, Charlita Singleton and Cheryl Edwards were working at the All For One store at Cloverleaf Mall. The next day, Charlita's family contacted police when she did not return home from work. Police discovered the bodies of both women inside the store's office.
At the time of the murders, both women had small children. These children have had to grow up without their mothers. These families need answers. Please help them by helping police to solve these murders and bring those responsible to justice.
August 5, 2011 (COW 1416 - Ettrick Supermarket Shooting)
The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program is asking for your help to solve a shooting that occurred in 1991.
On Oct. 4, 1991, Walter H. Eley was locking up the former Ettrick Supermarket at 3615 E. River Road in Chesterfield at approximately As he walked to his car with the store's deposit bag, a white or cream colored Cadillac pulled into the lot and blocked his car. A man got out of the passenger side, approached Eley and demanded the money. The suspect shot Eley three times with a small-caliber handgun and fled the scene. Thankfully, Eley survived the wounds.
The suspect was a heavyset black male, 20-30 years old.
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