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Police: Security video shows man steal firearm from car in Richmond

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 12:54:21-04

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.