VIDEO: Suspects spray paint “Clean kids die” onto Richmond sidewalk

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — The Richmond Police Department is searching for suspects who they believe spray painted “clean kids die” onto multiple locations around the city.

One of the incidents, occurred around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24 on West Main Street near North Lombardy Street.

The suspects used a stencil to spray paint the words onto the pavement.

Police believe one suspect is a woman and the other is a man.

Anyone with information is asked to call Third Precinct Environmental Officer Wortham at Hawkins.wortham@richmondgov.com or call Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

The vandalism on West Main Street was caught by surveillance cameras at Home Team Grill.

Mark Overby, the owner of Home Team Grill, said he was disappointed.

“We work so hard to keep this place neat and tidy you know, then we have this message spray painted right on our walkway when people walk in,” he said. “There’s no avoiding it, there’s no really covering it so I was pretty upset about it.”

Overby said his team wasted no time in cleaning it up and left no trace of the vandals’ work.

“We took an extra day last week,” Overby said. “It took a lot of work and just unnecessary work.”

Fan Tastic Thrift was also vandalized with the same stenciled message. The manager said she hadn’t had time to clean it up yet but will soon.

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