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September 3, 2013

Norwood Drive resident comes home to find burglars in his basement

RICHMOND — A resident in the 600 block of Norwood Drive reported that he returned home from work at 4 p.m. to discover his home had been broken into via a rear door. Upon entering the home, the resident discovered two men in his basement who immediately fled. The victim reported that a black and silver Nintendo DS, a Pokémon DS video game and seven boxes of macaroni and cheese were missing from the residence. Estimated loss: $80

The suspects were described as:

• White male, approximately 30 years old; 6-feet, 2-inches to 6-feet, 4-inches; 180 pounds, light brown or red hair with a beard, wearing a black shirt and dark green shorts.

• White male, black hair, wearing a white T-shirt and dark green cargo pants.

Other thefts, burglaries

Other thefts and burglaries were reported last week to the Richmond police include:

Sunday

• A complainant reported that several power tools had been stolen from an apartment he was renovating in the 700 block of North Third Street during the afternoon. There were no signs of forced entry. Reported missing were: a Dewalt impact drill, a Dewalt cordless drill and a Dewalt sawzall. Estimated loss: $450.

Thursday

• A complainant reported that several items of property had been stolen from him sometime during the past month. In July, an associate agreed to put some of his personal belongings into a storage unit in anticipation of an upcoming move. When the complainant went to check on his belongings at the storage unit, he found that several were missing. Reported stolen were: a Dell computer; a Dell printer; a Vizio 32-inch television; an unknown brand small refrigerator; and a Broyhill oak bedroom set. Estimated loss: $1,675.

Aug. 28

• A resident in the 800 block of Barry Court reported that a silver and black Apple iPad 3 in a red case had been stolen from his apartment the previous day. There were several visitors to the residence on the date of the theft. Estimated loss: $720

• A complainant reported that she inadvertently left her black HTC Vivid cellular telephone in a black ballistic case at the self-checkout counter of Walmart during the early evening. Upon realizing her mistake, she returned to the store to find that her phone had been taken. Estimated loss: $540

• A representative of Rent-a-Center, Eastern Bypass, reported a customer had rented several items from the store and then failed to return the items or make required payments. The items were obtained between July 22 and Aug. 7. The suspect has a history of committing similar offenses in the past. The missing items include: a Samsung Galaxy 8-inch Note tablet; an Acer V3 computer; an Acer tablet, model V3A200; an LG 55-inch television; and a Sony Playstation 3. Estimated loss: $4,623

Aug. 27

• A resident in the 900 block of Villa Drive reported that several items had been stolen from her unlocked apartment during the past four days. Reported missing were: a black Vizio Blu-ray player; a John Deere special edition pocket knife; a Cheetah special edition pocket knife; a silver iPod, 32GB; a white iPhone 4S; two black CO2 pellet guns (.357 and 9mm); a black Hi-Point .40 caliber pistol; and a box of .40 caliber ammunition. Estimated loss: $1,419.

Aug. 26

• A resident in the 300 block of Woodland Avenue reported that a green and black Coleman AKW generator with a yellow extension cord and an orange dolly had been stolen from a storage shed to the rear of his home some time during the past three days. Entry was gained by forcing the lock off the door. Estimated loss: $720.

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

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