Neighborhood crime spree frustrates Chester’s Longmeadow community

Posted at 3:46 PM, Apr 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-02 17:22:11-04

CHESTER, Va. (WTVR) - Two pizza delivery drivers robbed, several homes and cars broken into and a man startled in the middle of the day by a stranger in his living room. Neighbors in Chester's Longmeadow community are frustrated with a spike in crime Chesterfield Police have traced back to January.

The most recent crime was reported Tuesday.

A man sleeping at his Longmeadow home heard his doorbell ring about 12:30 p.m. He did not get out of bed to answer it.

When the man went downstairs a few minutes later, he saw a young man standing in his living room and confronted him. The stranger ran out of the house.

The homeowner discovered his wallet was missing.

Police described the suspect as 5-feet tall and wearing a black ski-type jacket, black pants and possibly a scarf.

"The investigation indicates the suspect entered the residence through an unlocked pedestrian garage door," police said.

Later that night Chesterfield Police met with neighbors to hear their concerns and talk about the neighborhood watch program.

Police stressed to neighbors the importance of reporting suspicious activity to police.

Anyone with information about the Longmeadow crimes is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.