June 30, 2021

Report for the Virginia-Highland Security Patrol for July 2021

May 24, 2021 through June 20, 2021

                        The Activity Report is a summary of what our VHSP Patrol Officers do on their shifts

News and Notes


On May 28, police responded to a robbery call from the CVS Pharmacy at 865 N Highland Ave.  Upon arrival, a witness advised that she was working at the front cash register when a black male dressed in a gray hoodie came up to the counter with a drink and two snacks.  The suspect asked the cashier what time the pharmacy closed, and then told her to take the money out of the cash register and give it to him.  The cashier pretended she did not hear and asked the suspect to speak up, at which point the suspect placed his hands in his pocket and told the cashier that he was going to shoot her if she didn’t open the cash register.  The witness observed a brown object like a gun handle and started to cry as loudly as possible until the suspect told her to be quiet.  When the cashier realized that no one was coming to help her, she opened the cash register and the suspect came behind the counter to grab the money.  The suspect took $76.73 and exited the pharmacy.  Investigators retrieved security camera footage from the store manager, and a crime scene technician dusted for fingerprints.


On June 15 at approximately 12:41 pm, police were dispatched to the 800-block of Adair Ave concerning a theft from a garage.  The victim said that when he walked to the curb that afternoon, he realized that he had left the door open on his free-standing garage.  He then noticed that his blue beach cruiser styled Diamondback male bicycle ($400) and a yellow child trailer ($200) had been stolen from his garage.  The victim reviewed footage from his security camera, which had captured a dark image leaving his property and heading south toward Ponce de Leon Ave on Barnett St.  The security camera was too far away from the suspect to show any identifying features.


If you see someone or something suspicious, please report it to the police.  When driving or out walking keep an eye out in the neighborhood, what you see and report just might prevent a crime.

Reminder:  All members call 911 first if you see a crime in progress or a suspicious person or activity, and then call the Virginia Highland Security Patrol Phone.  


Is your yard sign looking worse for wear? John Wolfinger has a big supply on his front porch. Members should feel free to stop by and pick up a replacement sign. These do not have the new name and logo as we are trying to be frugal and use up the old signs, but they work just as well to let our officers know you are a member and to deter those who might be thinking about targeting our neighborhood. John lives at 1054 Vance Ave.    

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