Can You Help Identify This Rooftop Burglar?

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

​On October 26th, 2017 at approximately 4:50 a.m., the Market Express located at 1901 Independence Blvd was burglarized.

The suspect gained access via the roof, ultimately crashing through the ceiling tiles inside the business.

The suspect took cigarettes, lottery tickets and an undisclosed amount of cash before exiting through a rear door.

The suspect is possibly a white or Hispanic male, approximately 25-35 years old, 5'10-6'02, and 150-170 lbs. with a slight beard and moustache. He was wearing cargo shorts, a hooded sweatshirt and a knit cap / ski mask.  It appears in the video footage that he may also be wearing prescription glasses.

If you can identify this suspect please contact  the Virginia Beach Police Departments Investigative Division at (757)385-4101.


Anyone with information regarding this crime is encouraged to call Virginia Beach Crime Solvers at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP (1-888-562-5887) or by texting "VBTIP" and the information to CRIMES (274637). 

Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000 if their information leads to an arrest. 



MPO Linda J. Kuehn

Virginai Beach Police Department

Public Affairs Officer