The stores are only six blocks apart on Cary Street.
Sunny Food Market (2700 W. Cary Street) and DJ Market and Deli (2001 W Cary Street) were raided by police yesterday afternoon. The raid was the result of an investigation on both stores selling stolen goods. Richmond Police are expected to release more information later today.
The search warrants were executed after a long investigation into stolen goods, police said. They are investigating whether the goods sold in the stores were legally obtained.
Although several workers were handcuffed, it’s was unclear Thursday if any were charged.
These were high-profile raids, with plenty of pedestrians and neighbors chatting about it, as well as motorists stopping to ask what was going on.