Motel robbery suspect sought

The Henrico County Division of Police is seeking the public's assistance in apprehending a man who robbed an Eastern Henrico motel yesterday.

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at approximately 7 a.m., a black male walked into the Motel 6 rental office in the 5700 block of Williamsburg Road and inquired about a room, as well as accepted methods of payment. After receiving the information, the subject exited the office. A short time later, he returned to the office, jumped the counter, grabbed the victim clerk by arm and demanded currency from the register. The suspect fled towards the rear of the business after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25-35 years old, between 6 feet and 6 foot 1 inches tall and between 175 and 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing an orange or tan jacket over a white t-shirt and baggy jeans.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery should call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or Henrico Police at 501-5000.

Reynolds CC to host sculptor Paul DiPasquale

Reynolds Community College will host Richmond sculptor Paul DiPasquale Sept. 28 as he shares his presentation “Art Talk, Why Art Matters” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Conference Center Gallery of the Workforce Development and Conference Center on the Parham Road Campus, located at 1651 E. Parham Road in Richmond. This event is free and open to the public. > Read more.

Free children’s clothing for those in need

The Children's Clothing Closet at Highland Springs United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Aug. 30 to provide free new or nearly new children's clothing for families in need, prior to the start of the school year. The Clothing Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to noon both days. The church is located at 22 North Holly Avenue. > Read more.

Theme for this year’s Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter announced

The theme for the annual Dominion GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Lakeside has been announced.

This year's event, which opens Nov. 25 and will continue through Jan. 9, will explore "Living Color" and show how the world's kaleidoscope of colors speaks to people, impacts nature and influences culture, according to Garden officials. The event features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. > Read more.


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