Photo released of man who beat RVA Street Art Festival guard

Posted at 2:10 PM, Dec 09, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The person who attacked and robbed a security guard outside the RVA Street Art Festival display was captured on security video.

Richmond Police released still photos of the suspect and suspect vehicle taken along the 2400 block of West Cary Street last month.

“The photos, screen-captures taken from a surveillance video, show a black male exit a pickup truck and approach the guard from behind before attacking him. No weapon was displayed during the incident,” Richmond Police wrote in an email. “The guard was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries which are consistent with having been beaten by hands and feet.”

The attack happened about 11 p.m., Saturday, November 23, police said. The man stole the guard’s wallet and cash, police added.

In an interview that aired last week, security guard Jack Newsom said he was feeling much better.

“I just hope they catch whoever did it,” the 66-year-old security guard said.

If you can help find this man, call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000.