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Elderly woman hits head during purse snatching at Chesterfield grocery store

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Police are asking for the public’s help to identify two suspects accused of stealing the purse from an elderly woman at a Chesterfield Kroger grocery store.

The alleged incident happened around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12 at the Kroger at 7000 Tim Price Way, near Midlothian Turnpike and Chippenham Parkway.

Police say an 83-year-old woman was leaving a restroom when an unknown man grabbed her purse. The elderly woman attempted to hold on to the purse, but the suspect jerked it away, causing the strap to break and the woman to fall to the ground and hit her head.

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“The suspect began to walk away, and

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Police search for gunmen after attempted robbery in Chesterfield


Chesterfield Police continue to search for two men they said attempted to rob a convenience store.

Chesterfield Police continue to search for two men they said attempted to rob a convenience store.

CHESTERFIELD, Va., — Police are searching for two armed after who they said attempted to rob a Chesterfield convenience store.

The attempted armed robbery happened at the Fast Friendly at 6249 Jefferson Davis Highway just before 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.

Officials said one suspect jumped over the counter and tried to open the cash register. Both men ran off without hurting anyone or taking anything.

The first suspect was armed with a handgun and described as about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. He was wearing a dark hooded jacket, black pants, black shoes, dark mask, and a black backpack,

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ATF, Crime Solvers offering $3,500 reward for information on …

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield County Police, working with the ATF, have determined that a recent fire at an Amazon Fulfillment Center was caused by an incendiary device.

As a result, the ATF is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible. Crime Solvers is also offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest.

The incident happened Friday morning when firefighters were called to the facility located in the 1900 block of Meadowville Technology Parkway for reports of smoke.

When firefighters arrived, they found the fire had already been put out and had been isolated to a shipping bin on the building’s first floor.

Nobody was injured.

Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251; the ATF confidential tip line at 1-888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477) or online at ATFTips@atf.gov; or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.

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Read more at: http://wric.com/2017/12/12/atf-crime-solvers-offering-3500-reward-for-information-on-amazon-fire/

BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in Monday armed robberies captured in Albermarle County

WINCHESTER – The suspect in two armed robberies in Winchester on Monday morning was apprehended last night in Albemarle County.

Albermarle County authorities took 41-year-old James Edward Scott into custody about 10 p.m. after they saw a vehicle matching the description of one believed to be connected with the robberies.

The Winchester Police Department issued a be-on-the-lookout alert for the vehicle after the Hilton Garden Inn at 120 Wingate Drive was robbed around 4:35 a.m. and the 7-Eleven at 704 N. Loudoun St. was hit about 7 a.m.

Albemarle authorities searched Scott’s vehicle and found a hat that matched the description of one worn by the suspect in the 7-Eleven robbery.

Scott is being held without bond in Albemarle county.

Anyone with additional information regarding Scott or Monday’s robberies is asked to contact Crime Solvers at 540-665-8477 (TIPS) or the city police department’s Criminal Investigations Division at 540-545-4704.

Read more at: http://www.winchesterstar.com/breaking-news-suspect-in-monday-armed-robberies-captured-in-albermarle/article_370deb0c-df5a-11e7-a018-4b0495eeccec.html

Police still looking for occupants of car hit by train

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MARTINSBURG–The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department is still looking for occupants of a vehicle that was struck by a train east of Martinsburg around 4 a.m. Friday, according to Berkeley County Sheriff Curtis Keller.

Keller said a white Lincoln Town Car appeared to have gotten stuck on the tracks on Van Clevesville Road near the intersection of Connector Road.

He said the car was traveling westbound toward the tracks before becoming stuck.

According to Keller, the railroad was closed and under construction. The individuals were not found at the scene.

“The car was found unoccupied and whoever was driving the vehicle– this time we believe three occupants were in the vehicle– they fled the scene,” Keller said. “At this time we are still investigating and we donát have any updates on who was driving the vehicle.”

Keller said anyone who has information regarding the incident is

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Police investigate robbery at Flagship Inn

One person arrested, police seek second suspect

PETERSBURG — Petersburg police are investigating a robbery that occurred on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Flagship Inn on South Crater Road.

According to the Petersburg Bureau of Police, around 8 a.m. on Sunday, two suspects set up a victim by luring him to a room at the Flagship Inn using Facebook. Once the victim was in the room, the suspects robbed them. No weapon was displayed, but one suspect mentioned that he had one during the robbery.

Police subsequently arrested Melissa Chatham on a charge of conspiracy to commit robbery. She was arraigned in Petersburg General District Court on Monday and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 23.

Police are seeking a second person, Sean Wallace (also known as Sean Johnson) on warrants for robbery, conspiracy and abduction.

Anyone who has information about the robbery or Wallace’s

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Suspect in Mid Rivers Mall carjacking charged

ST. PETERS • A man who attacked and carjacked a driver at Mid Rivers Mall Saturday morning has been charged, police said Monday.

Darius L. Smiley, 23, of University City, faces multiple charges. Authorities are still looking for an accomplice.

The 59-year-old victim was getting in his Chevrolet Trailblazer about 11:15 a.m. Saturday when a Smiley also got in the Trailblazer, showed a gun and demanded the vehicle, police said.

The victim was injured in the face during a struggle before getting out of the Trailblazer, police said. The carjacker sped off eastbound on Interstate 70.

A short time later, a tire apparently blew on the Trailblazer, and the carjacker abandoned it on I-70 near Highway 370. Witnesses saw the man get into a white Hyundai Sonata that then drove off.

About 20 minutes later, St. Charles police were called to a similar incident with similar suspects at Ameristar Casino, St. Peters police said. Smiley was

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Suspect in Mid Rivers Mall carjacking charged | Law and order …

ST. PETERS • A man who attacked and carjacked a driver at Mid Rivers Mall Saturday morning has been charged, police said Monday.

Darius L. Smiley, 23, of University City, faces multiple charges. Authorities are still looking for an accomplice.

The 59-year-old victim was getting in his Chevrolet Trailblazer about 11:15 a.m. Saturday when a Smiley also got in the Trailblazer, showed a gun and demanded the vehicle, police said.

The victim was injured in the face during a struggle before getting out of the Trailblazer, police said. The carjacker sped off eastbound on Interstate 70.

A short time later, a tire apparently blew on the Trailblazer, and the carjacker abandoned it on I-70 near Highway 370. Witnesses saw the man get into a white Hyundai Sonata that then drove off.

About 20 minutes later, St. Charles police were called to a similar incident with similar suspects at Ameristar Casino, St. Peters police said. Smiley was

Read more at: http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/suspect-in-mid-rivers-mall-carjacking-charged/article_2a15a164-e09d-58cc-a8ce-017ccf6dd8aa.html