A tip from a resident led to the arrest of a Richmond man accused of stealing a running car with a baby in the back seat early Monday morning, the police said Tuesday.
The police said Tuesday that the suspect, Stefon R. Dunkley, 25, is charged with grand larceny.
About 5:20 a.m. Monday, someone stole the running vehicle with a baby in the back seat from the parking lot of a business in the 2400 block of Venable Street, police said. About 10 minutes later, officers recovered the abandoned vehicle at North 19th and R streets. The child was unharmed.
“Later in the evening, 1st Precinct officers received information from a citizen who had seen the suspect’s photo on the local news and identified him as Dunkley,” the police said in a news release. “Those same officers apprehended Dunkley after a brief foot pursuit in the 1100 block of North 20th Street.”
Anyone with additional information is asked to call 1st Precinct Detective D. Jones at (804) 646-0689 or contact Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000 or www.7801000.com. The P3 Tips Crime Stoppers app for smartphones may also be used. All Crime Stoppers methods are anonymous.