Henrico police investigate vehicle thefts

Henrico police are investigating several incidents where cars were stolen on Thursday.
Henrico police are investigating several incidents where cars were stolen on Thursday.(Henrico Police)
Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 5:39 PM EDT
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HENRICO Co., Va. (WWBT) - Henrico police are investigating several incidents where cars were stolen on Thursday.

Henrico officers were called on June 16 to Summer Creek Way in Henrico’s west end to recover an Acura SUV stolen from the City of Richmond.

Police said three more vehicles were stolen from nearby.

The first was from the 5000 block of Barnsley Terrace and the second was from the 12000 block of Summer Creek Court.

Police said the third car was stolen from a driveway in the 11700 block of Park Forest Ct.

That vehicle was left unlocked.

Officials believe the vehicles were stolen sometime between the evening of June 15 and the early morning of June 16.

Two of the vehicles from Henrico were later recovered near Forest Hill Avenue in Richmond but the third has not yet been found.

“Detectives indicated several victims may have experienced larcenies from automobiles during this timeframe. Other evidence led detectives to obtain surveillance footage of suspects inside a Jahnke Road grocery store,” Henrico police said in a release.

Natalie Hardy said she was one of the victims who had items taken from her car that night.

“Usually I lock my car I’m pretty good about it and bringing my wallet inside always but I had ran to the store the night before and I had my daughter with me and I had the wallet just in the middle counsel,” Hardy said.

Hardy said she felt violated after neighbors found her wallet lying in the street.

The suspects took her credit card and Hardy said before she could even call the police they had already used it.

“There were already two charges on my debit card they had used it as a tap payment and they had filled up a tank of gas it looked like,” Hardy said.

Police were able to grab a video of one of the suspects entering the Wawa gas station.

As police continue to investigate they are reminding residents to keep their doors locked.

“You need to make sure your vehicle is locked,” Karina Bolster, with Henrico Police, said. “[Make sure] Any valuables that are in your car are removed before you may go in before the night because there are individuals out there who are walking by, possibly checking these car doors and handles to see if they can make entry to these vehicles and then get away with the car.”

Anyone with information can call Detective Valentine at 804-501-5248 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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