RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Police is asking for the public's help to identify a man who is suspected of stealing a firearm from a car last week.
The incident occurred shortly before 6 p.m. on September 30.
Security video from a parking lot in the 4900 block of Government Road shows a man reaching into an a Ford Mustang convertible with the top down and taking a firearm.
Detectives are also reminding residents of RPD’s ongoing “Lock It or Lose It” campaign.
They are urging residents to take these precautions to prevent crimes of opportunity:
- Lock car doors. Regardless of where it’s parked, lock up and keep valuables out of sight.
- Never leave keys inside the car. It makes the vehicle an easy target.
- Don’t leave a running vehicle unattended, even for a few minutes.
Anyone with information about the identity of this suspect is asked to call First Precinct Detective A. Partain at (804) 646-1290 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or at www.7801000.com [7801000.com]. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.