Suspected Sugar Shack thief caught

A warning to all would-be robbers of Richmond doughnut shops: You can run, but you can’t hide.

Update #1 — August 11, 2014; 9:08 AM

On Friday police released a statement and photo stating that they had captured the suspect in the Sugar Shack robbery.

Thanks to a detailed description given by witnesses, a Fourth Precinct officer spotted a man matching the suspect’s description this morning and detained him. After further investigation, the man was identified as Peter M. Vasquez III, 30, of no fixed address, and charged with theft from building, a misdemeanor. His mugshot is below.

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Original — August 05, 2014

The header on Sugar Shack’s website was a bit more prophetic then need be last night. Through the miracle that is social media the public found out within minutes last night that the Sugar Shack on Lombardy was robbed.

The first Facebook post was sent out around 8:45 PM last night.

We just got robbed by a mid 20s make who is currently hiding in VUU campus. Cash reward if someone knows him. Police are searching campus now.

If you want a lesson in crazy Facebook comment read through the whole thread, they run the gamut from supportive to accusatory to a bit crazy.

Later they posted this with a better description of the suspect and update.

Ok so everyone is ok. The staff is more angry than anything so least they have some good humor. We did not catch him, but hes a middle-eastern male, about 23 years old, with a red shirt and a bright ballcap. He was chased into VUU around 9 but campus police couldn’t find him either. If anyone knows him or anything please let us know. Thanks everyone for the support!


Image: Sugar Shack

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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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