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Police: Men stole cigarettes, lottery tickets in gas station burglary

Posted at 11:06 AM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 11:06:11-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are asking for the public’s help to identify the suspects involved in a burglary at a Richmond gas station last month.

Police say the incident occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19.

Police say the suspects broke into the Shell Gas Station in the 6200 block of Jahnke Road.

"Security footage shows two suspects driving a van and parking near the side of the building," said a Richmond Police spokesperson. "One male broke a window to gain access into the business."

Once inside, police say the man stole several cartons of cigarettes and lottery tickets, before fleeing the scene.

Police say the van used during crime has damage on the sliding door on the drivers side and the rear bumper on the passengers side. The damage was captured in photos and circled in red.

Anyone with information is asked to call Third Precinct Detective H. Truong at (804) 646-1067 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at []. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.