Chesapeake man charged with Suffolk liquor store burglary

Published 8:36 pm Monday, October 3, 2022

A Chesapeake man is charged in connection with a 2022 commercial burglary at the liquor store in Suffolk.

Suffolk Police arrested Richard Phillip Ford, 60, of Chesapeake, on charges involving the Sunday, Oct. 2 burglary at the Virginia ABC store, located at 1407 N. Main St.

Police said in a news release that emergency communications received an alarm notification signal from the store at about 5:48 p.m. Sunday. Officers responded to the scene, arriving at about 5:51 p.m., and observed Ford inside the store loading merchandise into a vehicle.

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An inventory of the items removed from the store and the items damaged within the store are valued at about $3,950, according to the release.

Ford is  charged with burglary; grand larceny; possession of burglarious tools; and wearing a mask in public.

This incident remains under investigation and there is no further information available at this time.