Police: Suspect robs victim at gunpoint in Chesterfield neighborhood

Police: Suspect robs victim at gunpoint in Chesterfield neighborhood

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Chesterfield police have been investigating an armed robbery near Genito Road.

"You wonder why, why would someone do something like that," said Ellwood Hanchey.

He has lived in the Great Oaks subdivision for six years. He says the area is quiet and the people are friendly, so knowing that a violent crime took place Tuesday came as a shock, making him think more about his safety.

"Get a little more cautious and listen for stuff," said Hanchey.

Police say the armed robbery happened around 3 a.m. on Tuesday in the 4700 block of Brookridge Road.

"That's really disturbing," said Taft Martin. "There's a lot of kids out here, I have three in my household."

Martin says this isn't the first crime in the neighborhood. About four months ago, his wife's car was broken into and her Bluetooth speakers were stolen. He feels making the area more visible could help deter crime.

"They need street lights, but other than that it's a good area," he explained.

Police say the victim was robbed at gunpoint, and the suspect stole the victim's personal items, according to officers. Investigators set up a perimeter and even had K-9s searching in the nearby Sunnybrook neighborhood.

If you have any information about the crime, contact Crime Solvers at (804)-748-0660.

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