RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Richmond police announced they arrested a man accused of stealing a vehicle Monday morning with a baby inside.
The man arrested was Stefon R. Dunkley.
According to police, Dunkley stole a vehicle from the parking lot of a business in the 2400 block of Venable Street.
“Approximately 10 minutes later, officers recovered the abandoned vehicle at N 19th and R streets,” police said in a statement. “The child was unharmed.”
Later in the evening, First Precinct officers said they received information from a citizen who had seen the suspect’s photo on the local news and identified him as Dunkley. Those same officers apprehended Dunkley after a brief foot pursuit in the 1100 block of N 20th Street.
Police used the incident to offer the following tips:
- Lock car doors.
- Keep valuables out of sight.
- Never leave keys or the key fob inside the car. It makes the vehicle an easy target.
- Don’t leave a running vehicle unattended, even for a few minutes. It does not take long for someone to get in and drive away.
Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of this suspect is asked to call police (804) 646-0689 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.
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