Police searching for suspect in robbery on West Main Street

The incident occurred on Sunday around 5:40 on the 1300 block of West Main Street.

From RPD:

Richmond Police detectives need the public’s help to identify the suspect in the attached photo who robbed a woman this week.

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At approximately 5:38 p.m. on Sunday, the male pictured in the photo approached a female in the 1300 block of West Main Street. He stated he had a gun and demanded her purse. He stole the purse and fled on a black bicycle with “Trek” lettered on it. There were no injuries. No gun was displayed.

Detectives believe this suspect was in a nearby 7-Eleven store a few minutes earlier, behaving in a suspicious manner. The attached image and the video were captured on the store’s camera.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’9”- 6’0 tall and weighing approximately 175 pounds. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt with a purple and white-striped hoodie and a ball cap. He has a mustache and beard.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detective Jack Larry at (804) 646-1647 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

Image: Google Maps

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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