Lottery ticket thieves sought by police

The Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Crime Solvers program needs your help to identify and locate a break-in suspect.

During the early hours of Saturday, Aug. 27, someone used a large rock to smash the front glass door of Jefferson Express Service Station, 16638 Jefferson Davis Highway. Two black male suspects then entered the store and grabbed a plastic display holding numerous Virginia Lottery tickets. Both suspects appeared to be in their 20s. One wore a black and grey polo-style shirt and a dark ball cap. The other had a shaved head, wore dark clothing and had a white bandana covering his face.

The next day, one of the men was seen at Sheetz, 7035 West Broad Street, cashing some of the lottery tickets. Pictures from Jefferson Express and Sheetz can be seen in the Crime of the Week section of crimesolvers.net.

If you have information about any unsolved crime or wanted person in Chesterfield County or the city of Colonial Heights, you may call Crime Solvers at 748-0660, submit a tip online at crimesolvers.net, or Text-A-Tip by texting “tip699” plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES). All three methods will keep you anonymous. If your tip helps solve a crime or catch a fugitive, you could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.

Crime Solvers is organizing its FIRST fundraising bowling tournament. Bowl America at 7929 Midlothian Turnpike will host the event on Sunday, Oct. 9. The cost is $30 per bowler, and both sanctioned and non-sanctioned bowlers are welcome! Learn more about the tournament by visiting www.crimesolvers.net and clicking on the bowling tournament link under the “Events” tab. You can also call the business office at 748-1278.

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