Video captures suspect in string of Hanover, Henrico break-ins

Posted at 6:01 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 18:01:29-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- The man seen in surveillance video during a Hanover break-in did nothing to hide his face. He was caught on camera using a long branch and a flag to get rid of what he thought was all the video evidence.

Using that branch, a first camera was wiped out on the back of the Ashland jewelry and coin shop in early April.

Minutes later, a suspect returns with a long flag and destroyed a second camera.

But it quickly became obvious that he didn't know the Nest cam was rolling, too.

"He's got a little limp if they look at the video and it looks to me that he doesn't have any teeth," said a man who works there, but didn’t want to give his name.

Five hours later, Hanover deputies say the man along with another are involved in another business break-in.

Crime insider sources tell Jon Burkett a Nissan Titan was ripped off from new Millennium Auto on Washington Highway.

A man working at that dealership tells me there's no doubt the crooks have pulled off this kind of heist before.

"This guy is not a scared individual,” he said. “He's been around the block."

Crime Insider sources said the man wearing Under Armor gear is the same suspect in several Hanover break-ins recently and may be also involved in a few in Henrico County.

The break-in at the auto shop was followed by a pursuit, where the man drove the stolen truck through the post office lot, crashing in the parking lot of a nearby dentist’s office.

"It comes out of my pocket to fix the truck, so yeah, it's a headache and one thing I hate is a thief," the auto lot worker said.