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Police ask graffiti victims to come forward


Richmond police are asking for help to catch a serial vandal. They say, one man is responsible for dozens of graffiti tags on buildings and fences across the city.

Chances are, you've seen the pseudo artwork in the Fan, Church Hill, near VCU and the Carver neighborhood.

One tag looks like a talking, cartoon pill with the initials P-B. The other has the letters N-O-B-L for "noble."

Fan resident Dennis Riddle, Jr knows the tag NOBL well. It was spray painted on the wood fence behind his home before he painted over it. Just a few weeks ago, the vandal appears to have struck again. This time, NOBL is in bigger, bolder letters.

"You shouldn't have to come out here and repaint the fence," said Riddle. "It's a wooden fence. It shouldn't be painted at all."

Investigators are confident there are plenty more victims out there. Richmond police say his work is rampant in the Fan neighborhood and it stretches all the way to Church Hill.

Police have sent out a community alert with who they believe is the suspect.

Officers arrested Todd Foglesong back in January using a similar community alert. Foglesong was charged for spray painting "Seven" in the Fan. Police hope this time, they'll have the same luck.

If you have graffiti that matches the images above, police ask that you don't cover it up but report it instead. You're asked to contact Detective W. Kuper via email at Ward.Kuper@richmondgov.com or by phone 804-646-1940.

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