Richmond Arson Team investigating fire at Starbucks

Richmond Arson Team investigating fire at Starbucks
Investigators are seeking information regarding an arson at the N. Robinson Street Starbucks on June 24. (Source: Richmond Police Department)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond Police and Fire Departments’ Arson Team are investigating a fire started at a Starbucks.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 24, Richmond officers and firefighters were called to the Starbucks at 400 North Robinson Street.

A window was broken and several road flares were burning on the building’s floor.

When police and firefighters arrived at the Starbucks on N. Robinson Street, they found several road flares on the floor.
When police and firefighters arrived at the Starbucks on N. Robinson Street, they found several road flares on the floor. (Source: Richmond Police Department)

“The incident appears to be related to the on-going protests in the city since it occurred as protesters were vandalizing several buildings as they marched through the area several blocks away,” Richmond Police stated in a release.

Starbucks released this statement:

“We are thankful no partners (employees) or customers were harmed and we can confirm the store is now open and we look forward to continuing to serve the Richmond community.”

Police say four people were arrested throughout the evening as well.

Investigators are asking for surveillance video or photographs that might have captured the arson. Anyone with information can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or use the PS smartphone app.

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