CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - Three massage parlors and two homes in Chesterfield were searched as part of an investigation involving the Department of Homeland Security and FBI into financial crimes.
Chesterfield police said warrants were served at D&M Massage on Heaths Way, Tranquil Massage on Choctaw Road and Golden Finger Massage on Chester Road on Wednesday.
Additionally, homes on Cambria Cove Boulevard and Windjammer Drive were searched.
Witnesses said they saw plain clothes and uniformed officers going in and out of D&M Massage. They also said they saw several women being taken from the business and driven away in an unmarked van.
“All of us here in the building have said we will see what happens," said business owner Jack Ryan.
Ryan’s music shop is next door to DM Massage. He says other businesses in the area have been worried about what was possibly happening inside DM Massage in the past. Ryan was teaching music lessons as investigators were raiding the massage parlor.
“When I was over here giving a piano lesson, I could hear them yelling," said Ryan. “seven, eight , nine, 10 and 11 year olds come in here [for lessons] and seeing the police next door at the business next door, you’re wondering what they’re going to think of that and it’s definitely not good for the community.”
Chesterfield police confirms the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending. Police have not said if anyone was arrested nor what the charges might be.
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