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.
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 Nov. 15, 2018, the man pictured above stole several DVD movies from the Walmart on Phoenix Drive, police said. The suspect placed the movies in his backpack and then walked out of the store without paying. There was a gold badge attached to the right strap of the backpack.
On Jan. 1 around 9 a.m., the man and woman pictured above entered the CVS at 300 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach. The man made a purchase with a counterfeit $20 bill, police said. At approximately 10 a.m., the two suspects went to the Walgreens at 2400 Atlantic Ave. in Virginia Beach, where the man attempted to make a purchase with a counterfeit $20 bill. When the transaction was declined, the man tried to use a cloned credit card, but that was unsuccessful, police said, so the two suspects left. The next stop was the 7-Eleven at 2400 Pacific Ave. at the Oceanfront. They were denied again, police said. The suspects went back to the CVS to try again, but were declined when the employee recognized them.
On Nov. 13, 2018, the man pictured above went to the Best Buy store on Independence Boulevard. Police said he picked up a Dell laptop in a box and walked out of the store without paying. He drove away in a black 4-door Jaguar.
On Dec. 31, 2018, the man pictured above entered the Tinee Giant store on Diamond Springs Road. He displayed some type of weapon and demanded money from the clerk, police said. The suspect then grabbed the till from the register and ran from the store.
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.