RPD seek phone thief

The crime occurred on October 7th.


Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the video (sent separately) who stole a cell phone off of a restaurant counter.

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on October 7, the victim stopped for lunch at Tops China, located at 6829 Forest Hill Avenue, and accidently left his cell phone on the counter. Around 2 p.m., a woman approached the counter and took the phone.

The suspect is described as a 5-foot-tall, black female in her early 20s with a slim build and afro-style hair.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this person to call Third Precinct Detective Ryan Nixon at (804) 646-1165 or email ryan.nixon@richmondgov.com. Citizens with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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