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Williamsburg Police Seek Information on Abduction, Motor Vehicle Theft Suspect

The Williamsburg Police Department is seeking information on an abduction/motor vehicle larceny suspect. (Williamsburg Police Department)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Police Department (WPD) is seeking information on a suspect in an abduction/motor vehicle larceny that occurred on June 5.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., officers responded to 1500 Commonwealth Ave. An initial investigation revealed that at 5 a.m., the suspect walked from the 7-Eleven at 7337 Pocahontas Trail to the parking lot of Riverside Doctors’ Hospital. According to police, the suspect located a vehicle with a running engine in the emergency room parking lot and entered through the driver’s side door. At the time of the theft, four juveniles were inside the vehicle.

The suspect began to reverse the vehicle out of the parking space, but then exited the vehicle before driving further, fleeing on foot back to the original 7-Eleven. Police believe the suspect caught a ride from the 7-Eleven parking lot.

The suspect is described as a white male, 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, with short brown receding hair, and a short brown beard. The suspect was wearing a brown t-shirt, black shorts with light-colored stripes running down the sides, and white/red basketball-style shoes. Throughout the incident, the suspect was carrying a 1 to 2.5-gallon red-colored gas can.

No property damage or physical injury was reported.

Police ask that anyone with information about the suspect or the incident to call the Williamsburg Police Criminal Investigations Bureau at 757-220-2331. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or click HERE to submit a tip online. Respondents may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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