VIRGINIA BEACH — Southside Daily has partnered with the city’s police department and the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers to raise awareness about persons of interest in the city.
Crime Solvers is a nonprofit organization that accepts completely anonymous tips from residents about criminal activity. Information from tipsters is shared with police, but remains completely anonymous — no identifying information of sources is ever disclosed and the anonymity of tipsters is protected by state law.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about any of these people to contact Virginia Beach Crime Solvers.
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Tipsters could also be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest.
Here’s this week’s list:
On Sept. 11, a person dropped his phone next to the gas pump at the 7-Eleven on Aragona Boulevard in Virginia Beach, not realizing they had done so. The man pictured above picked up the phone and did not turn it into the store, and instead kept it for himself, police said. The suspect was driving a white pickup.
On Oct. 29, the man and woman pictured above went to the Dick’s Sporting Goods store at Lynnhaven Mall. They loaded up the cart with clothing valued over $900 and then pushed it out of the store without paying, police said.
On Sept. 27, the man pictured above went to the Bargain Beachwear store at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront and asked about the price of the vapes. While the manager was distracted, the suspect took the vapes he had been asking about and left the store without paying, police said.
On Oct. 26, the man pictured above went to the Bed Bath & Beyond store on Constitution Drive and placed two Dyson vacuums in a cart. He then pushed the cart straight out to the parking lot without paying, police said. The suspect has a tattoo on his right arm, which is visible in the above photo on the left.
Anyone with information can call 888-LOCK-U-UP (888-562-5887). Tipsters can also submit a tip through the P3Tips website or by downloading the P3 Tips app available in Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.