2013-01-30 / Crime Watch

Crime Watch

Michael Buettner

Armed robbers hit florist, beauty salon on Midlothian

Two businesses on Midlothian Turnpike that are all about beauty were the scenes of ugly incidents recently.

• On Jan. 17, around 5:55 p.m., two unknown suspects displaying handguns entered Strange’ s Florist in the 8000 block. They forced an employee to open the cash register and give them money, then forced all the employees into a walk-in freezer. The suspects left with an unspecified amount of cash. No injuries were reported.

• An armed and masked suspect entered ABA Beauty Supply in the 7400 block around 6:55 p.m. on Jan. 21. He forced everyone to their knees and made off with an unspecified amount of cash.

Anyone who has information about these incidents or any other crime is asked to call Crime Solvers at 748-0660. You can also submit a tip at or by texting “WATSON” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES).

In other crimes:

Alta Sterling Apartments (Southwind Drive) – An unspecified motor vehicle was reported stolen from a unit in the 7400 block on Jan. 15.

Andersons Forge (Buggy Place) – Unknown suspect(s) repeatedly kicked the rear door of a home in the 7200 block around 2:15 p.m. on Jan. 17, setting off an alarm. Nothing was reported stolen.

Beach Road – The owner of a red motor scooter reported it was stolen after he left it at the end of a neighbor’s driveway on Jan. 17.

Bellwood Farms (Bellwood Road) – Unknown suspect(s) entered two vehicles owned by Capitol Oil in the 1300 block on Jan. 15 and stole electronic devices.

Branchs Bluff (Proctors Run Drive) – Batteries were reported stolen from several vehicles at a construction site in the 8700 block on Jan. 18.

Chester Road – Miscellaneous items were reported stolen from a home in the 8800 block on Jan. 15. Two of the items were found later in a nearby ditch.

Cogbill Road – The rear license plate was stolen on Jan. 15 from a vehicle parked at Meadowbrook High School in the 4900 block.

Colonial Ridge (Martingale Road) – Witnesses reported seeing an unknown suspect firing gunshots at two other suspects in the 2700 block around 5 p.m. on Jan. 18. The suspects all left the scene. No injuries were reported.

Courthouse Road – An unknown suspect called in a bomb threat to L.C. Bird High School in the 10300 block around 9 a.m. on Jan. 15.

Deer Run (Full Rack Drive) – Unknown suspect(s) broke out the glass in a rear sliding door of a home in the 7200 block on Jan. 15. Firearms, jewelry, electronic devices and miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

Enon (East Hundred Road) – A white 2003 Ford tow truck was reported stolen from the parking lot of a business in the 2400 block on Jan. 17.

Fernbrook (Chatham Grove Lane) – A known suspect fired a gun around 9:40 a.m. on Jan. 16 in the 9200 block.

Forest View (Twisted Oak Drive) – An unknown suspect was seen in the shed of a home in the 4300 block around 5 a.m. on Jan. 17. The suspect fled on foot. The shed’s lock was found to be broken and there were tool marks on the door. An unspecified item was reported stolen.

Hopkins Road – Unknown suspect(s) stole an unspecified number of batteries from construction equipment in the 9000 block on Jan. 14.

Hull Street Road – The tailgate was stolen from a vehicle parked at a business in the 6800 block on Jan. 14.

Jefferson Davis Highway – Firearms were reported missing from a vehicle in the 10700 block on Jan. 13.

• Ample Storage Center in the 16400 block reported on Jan. 16 that unknown suspect(s) cut the locks off 25 storage units. It was unknown whether anything was stolen.

• A known suspect kicked in the door of a room at the Family Motel in the 7500 block around 2:40 a.m. on Jan. 20 and vandalized the room. Nothing was reported stolen.

• A sofa and part of a utility shed at the Bellwood Maisonettes in the 6700 block were damaged by a small fire on Jan. 20 around 1:50 a.m.

Kingswood (Kendrick Road) – Unknown suspect(s) broke into a home in the 9300 block on Jan. 18 through the back door. Firearms, cash and electronics were reported stolen.

Lucy Corr Circle – Unknown suspect(s) stole a trailer from the county Health and Social Services building in the 9500 block on Jan. 13. The trailer was later recovered.

Midlothian Turnpike – A silver 2007 Saturn was reported stolen on Jan. 16 from the parking lot of the Stein Mart Festival Shopping Center in the 9700 block.

Normandale Terrace (Rio Vista Street) – A resident of a home in the 2300 block reported on Jan. 18 that electronic devices were stolen from his home. The property was found later on the front porch.

Patterson Park (Gwynn Avenue) – A known suspect tried to steal an all-terrain vehicle from a home in the 2500 block around 12:50 a.m. on Jan. 20.

Roxbury Square (Bannockbarn Drive) – Two unknown suspects were seen running from the rear of an apartment in the 7500 block around 1:50 a.m. on Jan. 20. Clothing and electronic devices were reported stolen.

Westerleigh (Cabretta Drive) – Several unknown suspects were seen stealing miscellaneous items from a construction site in the 5200 block around 5:15 p.m. on Jan. 22.

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