Police: Man suspected of stealing vehicle with baby inside arrested

Police: Man suspected of stealing vehicle with baby inside arrested
Stefon Dunkley (Source: Richmond Police)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond police say a man suspected of stealing a vehicle with a baby inside early Monday morning has been arrested.

Around 5:20 a.m., Richmond police said the suspect, identified as Stefon R. Dunkley, stole a vehicle with a baby in the back seat from the parking lot of a business in the 2400 block of Venable Street.

About 10 minutes later, police found the vehicle abandoned at North 19th and R Streets with the child unharmed.

Later in the evening, First Precinct officers received information from a citizen who had seen the suspect’s photo on the local news and identified him as Dunkley.

Richmond police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing a vehicle with a baby inside early Monday morning.
Richmond police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of stealing a vehicle with a baby inside early Monday morning. (Source: Richmond Police)

Police say Dunkley was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit in the 1100 block of North 20th Street.

Police are reminding drivers to take the following precautions to prevent vehicle theft:

  • Lock car doors.
  • Keep valuables out of sight.
  • Never leave keys or the key fob inside the car. It makes the vehicle an easy target.
  • Don’t leave a running vehicle unattended, even for a few minutes. It does not take long for someone to get in and drive away.

Anyone with information is asked to call First Precinct Detective D. Jones at (804) 646-0689 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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