The Richmond Register

December 18, 2012

Couple attempts to leave Walmart with $1,450 in unpurchased items

Register staff report

RICHMOND — Two shoplifting incidents were reported Saturday at Richmond stores.

The first involved a couple who tried to leave Walmart with $1,453 in merchandise, according to a Richmond police news release.

Store employees stopped the couple, who then fled without the items, the release stated.

The couple were described as a heavy-set white male with a blue T-shirt and black hat, and a heavy-set white woman with dark hair in a ponytail and wearing a white hoodie.

In the second incident, officers were sent at 3:28 p.m. to Kroger in response to a call about shoplifting.

A man tried to leave the store without paying for $79 in merchandise, but when he was confronted by an employee he shoved the worker and fled on foot with the items, the release stated.

The officers were unable to locate the man.

The suspect was described as a slender white man in his early- to mid-20s, about 6 feet, 1 inch tall. He has a bald (shaved) head and a thin goatee. He was wearing a camouflage hoodie, camouflage pants and carrying a dark-colored “skull” cap.

Photos of all the shoplifters can be viewed on the RPD’s Facebook page.

Man charged with carrying concealed weapon

A Bill Hill Avenue man was charged Sunday with carrying a concealed weapon.

Christopher G. Roberts, 33, was charged after an officer arrived at his residence to serve a bench warrant charging him with failure to appear in court, according to an RPD news release.

Several people were inside the home, and the officer reported that Roberts was hesitant to identify himself.

Roberts was taken into custody, and the officer found a modified hunting knife concealed in his waistband, the release stated.

Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.