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Have you seen Chub or Gucci?

From the RPD:

Suspects Sought in Church Hill North Shooting

The Richmond Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate the suspects (in the attached photos) who are wanted in connection to a double shooting that took place earlier this week in the Church Hill North neighborhood.

Monte O. Robinson (a.k.a. “Chub”)(LEFT), 20, of the 900 block of North 28th Street and Josiah C.M. Wyche (a.k.a. “Gucci”)(RIGHT), 20, of the 2900 block of Kane Street are both charged with attempted first degree murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14, police responded to the intersection of North 31st and T Streets for a report of random gunfire. When officers arrived, they found an adult male victim suffering from life-threatening injuries resulting from a gunshot wound. Afterward, a second adult male was located with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. They were both transported to a local hospital. One victim is still suffering from life-threatening injuries. The second victim was treated and later released.

Robinson is described as a black male with a medium complexion, brown eyes and hair. He is 5’5” in height and approximately 150 pounds in weight.

Wyche is described as a black male with a dark complexion, black hair, and brown eyes. He is 5’0” in height and approximately 150 pounds in weight.

Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone who sees these individuals are asked to call police immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective A. Sleem at (804) 646-3871. Citizens can contact Crime Stoppers by calling 780-1000, online at or by texting Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the keyword “ITip” followed by your tip.

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Anoali1902 11/18/2016 at 5:24 PM

I wish that there were some mentor ship programs that I could get involved in to talk to some of these guys. Im older now, but when I was younger I was involved and I saw alot of the crime that took place in the 90’s in Richmond. Im not proud of my past, but I’m glad that I was able to change.Richmond has turned the corner to a degree, but this year’s murder rate was slightly reminiscent of those 90’s years and late 80’s. I wish that there were more mentorship programs that I could get involved with, because alot of times these young men don’t have older, male role models who can relate to them. We just see these pictures, then the next thing you know their in jail, then prison-which they deserve to be if they murdered someone. I believe that their needs to be more outreach to this demographic of young men, and this outreach has to go beyond Jehovah witness pamphlets, islamic literature, free clothes and free meals from churches and non profit groups.

Kathleen 11/18/2016 at 6:37 PM

Mentorship program: That’s call on-hands parenting.

G 11/18/2016 at 6:40 PM

Monte Robinson has a Facebook. I’d recommend reaching out to his friends…

Erin 11/18/2016 at 7:18 PM

Anoali1902, you are absolutely right. These young men need a lot more than pamphlets and church clothing drives. I really hope that people like you with good sincere hearts can find a way to connect with them on a personal level and provide guidance. They need role models from the community who understand where they are coming from. “Hands-on parenting” is not enough for young people with so much stacked against them…

Anoali1902 11/19/2016 at 9:20 AM

#3 This isn’t a joke. Im serious.

#2 I agree with you partially when it comes to the parenting, but there’s nothing that the parents can do when they aren’t good role models themselves.

My post was mainly referencing roles models that these young men can relate too.I live in the eastview area of churchill, and every weekend Jehovah Witness knock on my door trying to give us pamphlets, and you have members of the Nation Of Islam who stand infront of community pride selling Final Call newspapers. This isn’t mentoring. Giving out free clothes and free meals isn’t going to help reduce crime or reduce poverty.

Mentoring is being able to talk to these kids about what their going through, and giving them adivce so that they can find a better way. That’s what helped me. I was in and out of jail when I was 17-20, but I had older guys sit me down and talk to me – guys who could relate to what I was doing because they did it themselves – and that’s what turned me around.

Im not going to talk about my past in detail but Im speaking from experience and I know that it works. We have a new mayor, and I believe that he’s very pragmatic, and I hope that he creates jobs in this city for those who’re disenfranchised in Richmond. More opportunities will help reduce criminal behavior.

Lee 11/19/2016 at 11:08 AM

I don’t want to be too flippant, in light of the more serious conversation going on in previous posts, but: I saw this headline yesterday, but the photo didn’t load. Without seeing the accompanying photo or reading the article, I assumed “Chub” and “Gucci” were missing pets!

Amie 11/20/2016 at 2:40 PM

@5 Anoali1902, I love the perspective you bring! There are some great nonprofits in our neighborhood working with youth that you might want to check out if you are interesting in mentoring: Church Hill Activities and Tutoring (CHAT), Peter Paul Development Center, and the Neighborhood Resource Center in Fulton are the ones I know of!

G 11/22/2016 at 8:17 AM

anoali – How did I make a joke?


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