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VCU Police seek 2 suspects in scooter theft

Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-15 18:09:36-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- VCU Police is asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects in the theft of a scooter near VCU's Monroe Park Campus.

The victim reported that a 2020 MTB Tao Tao scooter was last seen on October 9 at 7:08 p.m. They reported that the theft occurred on the 500 block of Ryland Street.

VCU Police say security camera video shows two individuals who were last seen on the moped traveling eastbound on Franklin Street at the intersection of Belvidere.

The suspect who drove the stolen moped eastbound on Franklin Street is described as a male, last seen wearing a hat over hair that appears closely cropped on the sides and back, slight facial hair, T-shirt, fitted light colored jeans, black and white shoes, in height.

The second suspect is described as a male, last seen wearing a baseball hat, over the ear headphones worn around his neck, a motorcycle style jacket, light colored pants, and Nike sneakers.

The stolen moped is green in color and distinguishable by a cracked mirror, a red sticker on the front and a back tire that is missing tread. Additionally, the seat was last secured by the victim with zip ties.

The current registered license plate (VA Tag: 57487M) is not affixed to the moped but was last known to be in the under-seat storage area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the VCU Police non-emergency line at (804) 828-1196 or to send in tips on the LiveSafe app. Tips can also be submitted to Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or on the P3 Tips mobile app; for more information, visit http://www.crimestoppersrichmondvirginia.com/.