The Richmond Register

Crime

December 4, 2012

Villa Drive man robbed at gunpoint

In front of home

RICHMOND —

A man returning home from a shopping trip was robbed at gunpoint, according to a Richmond police news release.

A resident in the 900 block of Villa Drive reported Wednesday that he was about to enter his home around 3:30 p.m. when he was approached by another man, according to the release.

The man pointed a gun at the victim and demanded his wallet. The victim handed the robber $75, and the man ran away, the release stated. Police officers checked the area but were unable to find the culprit.

The robber was described as a white man, 5 feet, 11 inches to 6 feet tall, with unshaven brown hair. He was wearing a gray hoodie and coveralls.

Man charged with drug offenses

following incident at Kroger

An Irvine man was arrested Friday on drug charges following a shoplifting incident at Kroger, according to an RPD news release.

Jason A. Nukolls, 34, was charged with theft by unlawful taking (under $500), third-degree possession of a controlled substance and first-degree promoting contraband.

An officer was sent at 3:41 p.m. to Kroger to investigate a shoplifting complaint, the release stated.

Employees had detained Nuckolls, alleging he had shoplifted $53.46 in merchandise.

After Nuckolls was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center, a plastic tube was found on him that contained 13 alprazolam pills, resulting in the felony promoting contraband charge.

Lawn mower, propane tanks, air condition units reported stolen

A representative of Hillcrest Rentals reported Friday that an orange, 2004 Kubota zero-turn riding lawn mower had been stolen from the 1200 block of Miller Drive some time during the prior two weeks. The lawn mower is worth $4,900.

Other thefts:

• An employee of Hardy’s BP, 2169 Lexington Road, reported Nov. 27 that six propane tanks worth a total of $300 were stolen from a storage container outside the business during the night. Entry was gained by cutting the lock from the storage container, according to the RPD.

• A maintenance worker for an apartment building in the 100 block of Alycia Drive reported Nov. 27 that Goodman external air conditioning units for two apartments had been stolen. The units are worth a total of $5,600.

Antique ice box worth

thousands stolen from home

A resident in the 300 block of Hill Street reported Nov. 26 that his home had been broken into some time during the prior week and an antique oak ice box worth $6,000 was stolen. Entry was gained through a side door, according to the RPD.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.

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