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Charlottesville police searching for man suspected of stealing firearm from vehicle

The Charlottesville Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in its search for a man suspected of stealing a firearm from a vehicle in a downtown parking garage.

Around 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 10, a man was captured on surveillance cameras breaking into a vehicle in a garage near the ACAC gym in downtown Charlottesville.

“The male stole a firearm from the target vehicle and other identifying documents belonging to the victim,” the police said in a statement issued Friday.

The unidentified man has been described as White, somewhere between 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-10, roughly 160 to 180 pounds, with gray-black hair.

Police have circulated still images taken from the surveillance footage in hopes of identifying and bringing the suspect to justice.

Anyone with any information regarding the man described or the reported break-in is encouraged to contact the investigating detective at (434) 970-3985 or the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280.


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