A Richmond resident tried to subdue a robber in his own home Wednesday night, and the suspect’s gun went off in the struggle, according to Police Chief Larry Brock.
In a news release sent Monday, Brock said an unknown man entered the home at 8:50 p.m. Wednesday in the 600 block of Powderhorn Drive.
The man pointed a firearm at a group of four people in the home, including the resident, and demanded money, Brock said in the release.
The resident gave the man $180 but then grabbed the robber, the release stated. The robber hit the resident in the head with the handgun, causing it to go off, Brock said.
No one was struck by the round.
The suspect fled the residence, the release stated. The man is described as a black male, 40 to 50 years old and tall with a thin build. He had his hair in corn rows and was wearing a gray hoodie and black pants, the release stated.
Police report finding pot plants, guns in home
A search warrant executed at an Oldham Avenue home has resulted in the arrest of one man on charges of felony marijuana cultivation and being a felon in possession of a handgun.
Ricky Guillen, 53, was arrested Thursday after police searched his home Aug. 29, according to Brock. Police obtained the warrant after seeing marijuana plants growing in his backyard, the release stated.
In addition to five marijuana plants, police reported discovering a handgun and two long guns.
Guillen had a prior felony conviction in Florida, according to the the police chief.
A warrant was issued for Guillen’s arrest Thursday, and he was was taken into custody at his home without incident, the release stated.
Break-in reported at Big Hill liquor store
A representative of the House of Liquor, Big Hill Avenue, reported Thursday that the business had been broken into during the night.
Thirty to 40 cartons of cigarettes were taken along with a bottle of Jim Beam whiskey.
The theft resulted in a loss of $1,242 for the store, an RPD news release stated.
Entry was gained through a rear window, according to the release.
Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.
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