Theft at the Super 7 Motel
Police charged a 22-year-old man with misdemeanor theft after investigating a report of money stolen from a parked vehicle at Super 7 Motel on Northgate Drive.
On Wednesday around 4:30 a.m., police responded to a report from a patron of the motel who said her unlocked vehicle had been broken into during the night. She said several items had been stolen: assorted women’s clothing and shoes, $450, a portable DVD player, a HTC cell phone charger and miscellaneous personal documents.
A follow-up investigation pointed to the man, who according to police had entered the unlocked vehicle earlier in the morning and rummaged through it.
The investigation also revealed that after he removed money from the vehicle, a red four-door passenger car occupied by four women entered the parking lot and removed the clothing from the trunk of the vehicle, according to the release. They fled the scene and remain unidentified. The estimated loss was $2,400.
The suspect was found in a room at the motel and officers recovered $62.50 that had been stolen from the vehicle, the release stated. He was cited for theft by unlawful taking (under $500) and was released.
Anyone with information regarding theses cases is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 859-623-1162.