The Richmond Register

February 4, 2013

Man attempts to return shoplifted quilt at restaurant’s store

Robber hits CVS clerk in face, takes $18

Register staff report

RICHMOND — A man tried to return a quilt he had just shoplifted at the Cracker Barrel retail store, but when denied the refund, he left with the $149 blanket, according to Richmond police.

A Cracker Barrel manager told police Friday that the man entered the store and took the Woodbrooke quilt from its normal location, placing it on the floor near the door.

The man browsed through the store for a while, then retrieved the quilt and attempted to return it for a refund, the RPD reported.

When the cashier refused to make the refund, he took the quilt and left the store.

The suspect was described as a white male, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 140 pounds. He had facial hair and was wearing a blue UK hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. He also had a pair of sunglasses on his head.

Robber hits CVS clerk, steals $18 from register

A robber struck a Richmond CVS clerk in the face last week before running out with $18, according to a Richmond Police Department news release.

An employee at the East Main Street store told police a man entered the business at 9:36 p.m. Jan. 29 and approached the counter with a package of cookies. The man gave the clerk change to pay for the cookies, the release stated.

When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man hit the worker in the face with his hand and reached into the register. The man grabbed $18 before the clerk was able to close the drawer, the release reported.

The man fled on foot and could not be found. The clerk was not injured, according to the RPD.

The robber was a white man, about 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He was had short brown hair and was wearing a black hooded jacket, blue jeans and boots.

Checkbook, cameras stolen from business owner

A business owner reported Thursday that her checkbook and two cameras had been stolen from her Lexington Road store.

The owner of Yesterday’s Antiques was notified by her bank Thursday that two personal checks had been written for large amounts at locations in Berea, according to the RPD.

The woman knew she didn’t write the checks, and she was able to determine her checkbook had been stolen Jan. 21, along with a silver Sony Cybershot digital camera and a silver Canon PowerShot digital camera.

The owner remembered seeing two customers near the office Jan. 21.

Th estimated loss is $440.

Gibson Lane home burglarized

A resident in the 300 block of Gibson Lane reported Monday that his apartment had been burglarized. Entry was gained by forcing open the front door, according to the RPD.

Missing items included a Sanyo 50-inch LCD television in a box, a PlayStation 3 gaming system with three games, a silver Invicta diver’s watch and numerous Blu-ray movies.

The estimated loss is $894.

Other burglaries:

– A resident in the 400 block of Garden City Drive reported Saturday that his apartment had been burglarized during the day. There were no signs of forced entry, according to the RPD.

Missing items included an antique metal bed with mattress and box springs, a glass top coffee table, assorted men’s clothing and a single-serving coffee maker.

The estimated loss is $800.

Vehicle break-in reported at Day’s Inn

A guest at the Day’s Inn motel reported Sunday that his vehicle had been broken into during the night. The stolen items, worth a total of $600, were a Texas Ranger citizen’s band radio and a Cobra 5000 GPS unit. Entry was gained by breaking the driver’s side window, according to police.

Other vehicle thefts:

– A resident in the 200 block of Shamrock Lane reported Friday that a black iPod Touch, worth $330, had been stolen from her vehicle during the night. There were no signs of forced entry, according to the RPD.

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