Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Police: Man burglarizes gas stations, steals cash, tobacco products

Police are looking for a man after three burglaries took place in James City and York counties within minutes of each other. (Courtesy James City County)
Police are looking for a man after three burglaries took place in James City and York counties within minutes of each other. (Courtesy James City County)

Police are looking for a man after three burglaries took place in James City and York counties within minutes of each other.

James City County Police responded to a burglar alarm around 2:35 a.m. Saturday at the Citgo Station at 5443 Richmond Road, according to a police news release.

Officers arrived to find a glass window in the store broken and an undisclosed amount of cash and tobacco products missing, the release said.

A “few minutes later,” a burglar alarm was set off at the Olde Towne Shell gas station at 5537 Richmond Road. Officers found a side window in the Shell station was broken, and tobacco products had been stolen, police said.

Around the same time of the incidents in James City County, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office responded to a “similar incident” on Mooretown Road.

Police believe the three incidents may be connected, and have released photos of a man they believe may be involved.

Anyone who can identify the man in the photo or who has information on the incident should call Investigator Jason Slodysko at 757-259-5161 or Jason.slodysko@jamescitycountyva.gov.

Those with information may also contact the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to the Crime Line may remain anonymous, do not have to testify in court and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the information leads to an arrest.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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