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mattrock: Do you know this dude? He stole my neighbors purse while walking his dog

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19 comments

FW 04/24/2016 at 5:21 PM

Where did this happen?

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katzenjaammer 04/24/2016 at 10:21 PM

I mean, what..? This is a third hand photo of I don’t know who, or what. Not sure whats being put out, here…?

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Daniel 04/25/2016 at 12:18 PM

I run around church hill often – where did this happen, and who can I contact in case I see this person?

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WarGibFA 04/25/2016 at 12:27 PM

… hind end of the dog looks kind of like yellow lab. Where this happened is a very good question- there’s just not that many yellow labs around.

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John M 04/25/2016 at 12:33 PM

Near Libby Hill Park

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John M 04/25/2016 at 12:34 PM

From the source:

“Here’s a link to some photos of a guy that stole my neighbor’s purse out of her car at the corner of 29th and Franklin St… the police eventually found the purse, but her wallet was gone. Police never found the suspect, but I have some good pictures of him and his dog. He was basically trying to get his dog to come with him, but the dog didn’t want to run, so he was trying to carry his dog through the alley. For that reason, I think the guy has to be a local.”

BETTER PHOTOS: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B_b5irz_NjMqM0w4dV9jaThYZUU&usp=drive_web

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Daniel 04/25/2016 at 1:00 PM

Thank you John – I’ll keep an eye out for him and call the police if I do see him. Its kinda scary that he looks like me.

That dog does not exactly appear to be a yellow lab… at least in IMG_806 from John’s link.

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WarGibFA 04/25/2016 at 3:20 PM

Stand corrected- muzzle looks more pointed. Will be on a look-out.

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neighbor 04/25/2016 at 7:28 PM

It would have been nice if someone had stopped him or called the police instead of just sitting there taking photos.

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Carolyn Loftin 04/25/2016 at 10:19 PM

I guess it wasn’t necessary because he wasn’t black??? ????

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Chris 04/26/2016 at 5:37 AM

Neighbor, as if you would have “stopped” him yourself.

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mattrock 04/26/2016 at 9:16 AM

Thanks for the comment, “neighbor”. Easy for you to say sitting behind your keyboard. I followed him from a distance for a few blocks while on the phone with 911 trying to help them locate him. Unfortunately he went down a shorter alley with turns that I didn’t want to follow him through. I wasn’t about to put my own life in danger.

Maybe next time you can think about how you phrase your comment before making a bunch of assumptions about how poor of a job I did. Thanks!

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Suspect sought In theft of purse - Church Hill People's News | Richmond, Virginia 06/08/2016 at 7:14 PM

[…] to the 100 block of N. 29th Street for a report of a theft from motor vehicle. A short time later, witnesses about a block away near East Grace Street alerted police to a man walking a dog and carryi… who was later identified as Bell. They reported seeing him drop the purse and run toward East Broad […]

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