RICHMOND (WRIC)—The Richmond Police Department needs your help finding a pajama-clad man who has been breaking into homes in Church Hill.
Police say the suspect goes from house to house along 32nd Street, checking to see if anyone is home. If he knocks on the front door and no one answers, he then tries to get inside.
Neighbors say the suspect is easy to spot; he has been seen sporting bright red pajama pants.
"I've had several people say, ‘You know what, that guy was at my house last week,' and, ‘You know, I saw a guy in the area,'" said Lieutenant Daniel Minton of the Richmond Police Department.
According to police, the suspect waits for homeowners to leave. He got into one Church Hill home through a window over the weekend and stole laptops, a tablet, clothes and other items.
"Just not right; it's crazy," a neighbor said.
Area residents say the suspect acts suspiciously, and if someone answers a door he knocks on, he asks where Chimborazo Park is.
"The only problem with that is, Chimborazo Park is only two blocks away, and you can basically see it from where he was," Minton said.
If you come across the suspect, detectives advise you to call Crime Stoppers of Metro Richmond at 804-780-1000.
"If he's still wearing that attire, he should stand out," Minton said.
Police also say that this serves as a perfect reminder to everyone this holiday to be extra cautious when planning to go out of town, or do anything away from your home; criminals are often aware of when people leave their homes.
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