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Police search for man involved in bizarre grocery thefts


Chesterfield police are investigating two related larcenies where officers say a man stole price guns from two Martin's grocery stores.

According to police, the first theft occurred on Monday, January 21 inside the Martin's at 13700 Hull Street Road. A man walked into the meat department's back room while it was closed and stole a Motorola price gun.

Then, on Thursday, January 24 another price gun was stolen from the Martin's at 10001 Hull Street Road by the same man.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5'8' and 160 pounds with a reddish skin tone. 

According to Martin's Loss Prevention, these price guns are being stolen all across Virginia.

Stores use the guns to take inventory, make price tags, place orders and cost upwards of $1,500.

"You can't run your store without these things and they're expensive," said Donnie Caffery, owner of Good Foods in Chesterfield.

A search on eBay showed there are price scanner guns selling for as much as one thousand dollars.

If you have information about this theft, or about any unsolved crime in, or person wanted by, Chesterfield or Colonial Heights, call Crime Solvers at 748-0660, submit a tip online at crimesolvers.net or Text-A-Tip by texting "WATSON" plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). If you do you will be anonymous, and if your tip helps to solve a crime or catch a fugitive, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000. Crime Solvers would like for caller 21696 to please call back.

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