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Pair arrested for Hanover subdivision car thefts

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Posted at 5:56 PM, Apr 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-21 17:56:37-04
Amber Beggs, 25, and Robin L. Wood Jr., 30,  (SOURCE: Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

Amber Beggs, 25, and Robin L. Wood Jr., 30, (SOURCE: Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — Authorities have arrested a man and woman accused of pilfering items from ten vehicles in a Hanover County subdivision earlier this month.

Officials said 30-year-old Robin L. Wood Jr. and 25-year-old Amber Beggs, both of Richmond, were arrested for multiple offenses after deputies were called to Battlefield Green subdivision for multiple reports of larcenies from vehicles on April 19.

Deputies said the pair made off with tools, electronics, money and other items from mostly unlocked vehicles.

“Tips received from citizens led investigators to Wood and Beggs, who were attempting to sell the stolen property,” Deputy Karen Godfrey, accreditation officer with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, said. “Both suspects were taken into custody without incident and investigators were able to recover multiple items that were stolen in these incidents. In total, 10 larceny incidents were solved.”

Wood was charged with multiple counts of grand larceny, petit larceny, larceny of property with the intent to sell and conspiracy to commit larceny. He is being held without bond at Pamunkey Regional Jail.

Beggs was charged with grand larceny, larceny of property with the intent to sell, conspiracy to commit larceny and possession of controlled substances. She was released on a $1000 secured bond.

“The partnerships we share with our community through the Neighborhood Watch Program continue to positively influence the outcome of our investigations,” Colonel David R. Hines, the Hanover County sheriff, said in a news release.

If you have information about these crimes that could help deputies, call the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140 or the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.