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Chesterfield man’s crime spree began with taxi cab carjacking

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Posted at 7:25 AM, Dec 19, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-19 12:03:51-05

RICHMOND, Va. — Police charged a Chesterfield man with robbery and carjacking after a series of overnight crimes. Damon L. Pierce, 33, of Sheppards Mill Drive in Chesterfield, was arrested after leading police on both a car and foot chase in Richmond.

Damon L. Pierce (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Damon L. Pierce (PHOTO: Richmond Police)

Pierce’s crime spree began at about 5:17 Thursday evening, according to Richmond Police, when he carjacked a taxi cab driver along the 2000 block of Stockton Street. The stolen cab was later recovered on Hull Street.

Then,  at about 1:37 a.m. Friday, police said Pierce flashed a gun robbed the 7-Eleven on Broad Rock Boulevard in South Richmond. No one was hurt during that robbery.

The 7-Eleven at 2525 Broad Rock Boulevard was robbed overnight. (PHOTO: Google Maps)

The 7-Eleven at 2525 Broad Rock Boulevard was robbed overnight. (PHOTO: Google Maps)

Less than two hours later, police said Pierce robbed the 7-Eleven on the corner of West Broad Street and Meadow Street on the north side of the James River. The two stores are about six miles apart. No one was hurt in the second robbery.

At 3 a.m., someone robbed the 7-Eleven at the corner of West Broad and Meadow Streets. (PHOTO: Google Maps)

At 3 a.m., someone robbed the 7-Eleven at the corner of West Broad and Meadow Streets. (PHOTO: Google Maps)

Pierce, police said, drove off in a silver vehicle. When police spotted the suspect’s vehicle and attempted to pull it over, the driver would not stop, officers said.

Police followed the vehicle until it crashed on Kansas Avenue, near the Texas Beach parking lot. At that point, Pierce got out and started to run. Officers ran after him and took him into custody around the corner on Carter Street.

Police said they found a BB gun in Pierce’s car.