Bicycle burglar busted

by | May 27, 2022 | Police and Fire

A Stafford man is in jail for several offenses after a shirt he was wearing was a key “pizza” evidence in determining his identity.
On May 21st at 5:00 p.m. deputies responded to Woodlawn subdivision for a larceny in progress. They learned a resident was driving through the area when she noticed a man pushing a Trek bicycle that appeared to be hers. Her husband approached the man with the bike, and the man explained a “friend” had given him the bike. As the victim began to call 911, the suspect left the bike and fled the scene, but not before the  resident snapped his photo.
First Sergeant J.D. Floirendo located the suspect nearby and attempted to detain him, but the suspect fled through several yards and disappeared. Deputies did notice the suspect was wearing a Little Caesars shirt and responded to the nearby business to see if they recognized him. The lead paid off as the suspect was identified as a prior employee of the store, Jarius Humphries, 30.
Deputy C.M. Sterne determined the bicycle had been stolen from inside the victim’s garage and was valued at over $1,000. Warrants for breaking and entering, grand larceny and obstruction were obtained, but Humphries was able to evade capture until Wednesday.
On May 25th, Fredericksburg Police Department arrested Humphries and he was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.
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