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Two Richmond men charged in burglary in Louisa
Two Richmond men charged in burglary at Louisa County business


Date published: 8/1/2012

BY PORTSIA SMITH

Two Richmond men are facing charges after a surveillance camera recorded a burglary at a Louisa County business.

According to the Louisa County Sheriff's Office, the camera was set up after several break-ins at the business between the end of June and the beginning of July.

A number of photographs were taken of the suspects inside and outside the business, authorities said. The photos helped deputies find and stop a white-and-orange van early on the morning of July 2.

Authorities said the van was carrying about $300 worth of automobile parts believed to have been taken from the business a short time before.

Billy Lee Walker and Abdul Tajuddin Dawuud, both of Richmond, were each charged with felony grand larceny and misdemeanor trespassing. Walker is also charged with felony breaking and entering and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Both are being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.

The Sheriff's Office said the men are suspects in the previous burglaries at the business, which resulted in the theft of about $10,000 worth of goods, and more charges are pending. Authorities did not identify the business.

Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419
Email: psmith@fredericksburg.com