CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 'Violent' Chesterfield hit and run

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 'Violent' Chesterfield hit and run

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Police need your help finding the driver and passenger in a Chesterfield hit and run case. It happened at the Wawa on Cogbill and Iron Bridge Road.

Chesterfield Police say a late-model Jeep Cherokee pulled from its parking spot and "violently struck" the parked vehicles as it circled the store. Police say one of the parked vehicles was struck so hard that it was moved approximately 5 feet from its original parked location.

"It could have just been a lack of paying attention," said Corporal Kevin Bacon. "So had the driver come forward it could have been easier on that driver to have simply taken responsibility for his actions."

Surveillance cameras captured images of the driver and passenger of the Jeep. The driver was a black male in his late 20s. He was approximately 6 feet tall and 200 pounds. He had a mustache and tall, thick hair on top of his head with shorter hair on the sides. He wore a blue denim coat with dark sleeves. The passenger was approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. He had a mustache and goatee, and he was wearing tan shoes, blue jeans, a long, light-colored shirt, a brown jacket and a white and dark-colored cap.

"They are facing felony charges for this hit and run accident," said Corporal Bacon. "Due to the damage that was caused to the first vehicle."

Corporal Bacon notes this could have been avoided if they had left a business card or some sort of identifying information on the car.

"Once you leave your information you have shown you have taken a step to identify your self to the owner of that property," said Bacon. "Hit and run no longer becomes a problem."

Bacon says state code requires that the passenger also face charges.

"If you are a passenger in the vehicle you also have a responsibility of notifying someone that an accident has occurred," said Bacon. "We need to hold accountable those who are having these types of crashes. If the passenger were to come forward and say I want to report what happened...as long as he gives us the information on that driver...the police department might be able to work with that piece of information."

Police say this happened during the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Call crime solvers at 804-748-0660 if you have any information on this case.

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