Gunman caught prowling inside homes

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jan 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-23 18:51:59-05

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police hope to identify the man accused of stealing music equipment, jewelry, and other items from homes in Chesterfield. At least three home break-ins were reported in the Walthall Creek subdivision, off Woods Edge Road, on January 13 and 14.

"In one of the break-ins, home surveillance cameras were rolling and captured images of a white male suspect,"a Chesterfield Crime Solvers spokesperson said. "He appeared to be in his late teens or early 20s. He was wearing a tan, button-down jacket with a green hoodie underneath. The suspect appeared to be holding a large handgun while walking around the home."

Two of the homes targeted in the break-ins were located on Howlett Line Drive.

Neighbors started a Facebook page to alert each other of crimes or suspicious activity.

Residents Mike Haskins said he feared the neighborhood is getting a reputation as an easy hit, something neighbors are uniting to prevent.

Police have also increased patrols, Haskins said.

Anyone who can identify the person in the photos was asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.



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