Thief uses stick to tilt cameras before robbing Richmond laundromat

Posted at 12:28 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 12:28:34-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Police detectives released pictures of a man who is a suspect in a commercial robbery.

Around 9:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, the male suspect entered the laundry business at 1221 Jefferson Davis Highway, through a side door.

The business was closed at the time.

He used a long stick to push up security cameras to point them toward the ceiling.

He then stole cash and coins from the business, police said. It is believed the suspect fled from the store on foot northbound along Jefferson Davis Highway.

The suspect, who is a black male, wore a black baseball cap, black jacket, a black bandana across his face and baggy blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this incident or the individual pictured is asked to call First Precinct Detective Michael Kirby at (804) 646-0675 or contact Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or at

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