Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Tattooed Suspects Sought in Home Robbery
A resident of the 200 block of Charles Street and his housemate reported that on the evening of June 23, they were approached on the street near their home by two male subjects who inquired about having tattoo work performed. The housemate, who is a tattoo artist, talked to the two men about his work.
The two male subjects showed up at the home of the victims around 10:00 p.m. on June 24. The home was also occupied by the girlfriend of one of the victims and a one-year-old child, who were asleep in a bedroom, and a four-month-old baby who was asleep in a carrier in the living room. The suspects and the victims discussed the tattoo work in more detail and agreed on a price. The two suspects left the home allegedly to get some money to pay for the tattoo work, but returned a short time later.
When they returned, both suspects pulled out handguns and threatened the victims, demanding money and other valuables. One of the suspects positioned the infant in the carrier in between himself and the victims.
The suspects stole several hundred dollars worth of tattoo equipment and ink, a game system and games, and a quantity of cash from the victims before fleeing from the scene on foot. None of the occupants of the house were harmed.
Suspect #1 was described as a light-skinned black male with a heavy build. He had curly hair and a small amount of facial hair. He had a tattoo of dogtags with a spade symbol on his left inner forearm and a tattoo of a clown on his right inner forearm.
Suspect #2 was described as a dark-skinned black male, tall and thin, with medium length dreadlocks. He had a tattoo of a skull on his collarbone and a tattoo resembling an angel on his left inner forearm.
Both suspects were described as in their late teens or early twenties.