Police: Suspect sought in connection to 7 burglaries in Richmond’s Fan District

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Detectives with the Richmond Police Department need the public’s help identifying a suspect who is believed to be linked to seven burglaries in the Fan District.

Police previously released photos of the suspect in April after they tied him to five burglaries in the Fan and West Broad Street area. He is now confirmed to be linked to a total of seven burglaries.

These incidents include:

  1. Around 6 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 2 in the 2600 block of West Cary Street.
  2. Around 5 a.m. on Sunday, March 26 in the 300 block of North Robinson Street.
  3. Between 1 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 28 in the 4000 block of West Broad Street.
  4. Between 10:15 p.m. on Monday, April 10 and 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11 in the 400 block of Strawberry Street.
  5. Between 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 and 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 16 in the 324 block of Libbie Avenue.
  6. Between 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 15 and 10:50 a.m. on Monday, April 17 in the 300 block of Libbie Avenue.
  7. Between 4:45 and 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, April 22 in the 2000 block of West Broad Street.

The suspect is described as a black male with a light complexion and a stocky build. He is bald, has a dark beard, is approximately 30 to 50 years old, and 5’9” to 5’11 tall. In surveillance videos, he is seen wearing dark clothing consisting of a knit cap, T-shirt, jacket, gloves and blue jeans. He typically forces entry into restaurants and takes money from cash registers in the Fan District between 3 to 5 a.m.

Detectives ask anyone with any information about this man’s identity to call Third Precinct Detectives Eric Sandlin at (804) 646-1010, Ryan Bailey at (804) 646-3912, Matthew Sacksteder (804) 646-1068, or Alexandra Davila at (804) 646-1069 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.

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