Suspect Sought In Rash Of Richmond Bus Stop Robberies

RICHMOND, VA- Richmond Police are searching for the man they say committed a rash of robberies at bus stops in the East End.

Police say the suspect targeted women who were alone and whose purses were in plain view.

The armed robberies occurred from Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon:

• Saturday at 7:16 a.m. in the 1700 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike
• Saturday at 8:20 a.m. in the 2400 block of East Marshall Street
• Saturday at 10:10 p.m. in the 2800 block of Fairfield Avenue
• Saturday at 11:46 p.m. in the 1000 block of North 20th Street
• Sunday at 5:43 a.m. in the 1000 block of Mosby Avenue
• Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of N Street

Detectives are asking anyone with any information about these crimes to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or Detective John Grazioso at (804) 646-0672. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip. Both Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.

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Copyright 2012 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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