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Police snatch man wanted in strip club crime, charge with burglary

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Posted at 10:49 AM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 10:49:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A Richmond man has been arrested and charged in connection with a commercial burglary that occurred last week on Midlothian Turnpike.

Police arrested Lavontae T. Lewis, 26, of the 5600 block of Charlevoix Court, less than 12 hours after the incident occurred. He is charged with burglary.

Around 3:45 a.m. on August 11, officers responded to the Paper Moon, located at 6710 Midlothian Turnpike, for a report of a break-in. They found the glass entrance doors had been shattered.

Surveillance video showed the suspect, later identified as Lewis, breaking the glass and entering the business. He fled without taking anything when the alarm sounded.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call Third Precinct Detective Harry Brown at (804) 646-1109 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip or submit a tip online at www.7801000.com.