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Camera captures Louisa suspects

Two Richmond men are facing charges in Louisa County after police say they caught them on surveillance camera breaking into a business.

According to Louisa County Sheriff’s Office report, several breaking and enterings were reported to have occured at a Louisa County business between the end of June and the beginning of July.

Surveillance had been set up at the business and a number of photographs were taken of the suspects while they were inside and outside of the business, police said.

The sheriff’s office’s criminal investigaive division took an aggressive approach in investigating these cases and identifying the two suspects.

With the assistance of the photogrpahs, the suspects’ vehicle was spotted early in the morning on July 2, police said. The white and orange van was stopped by police, who found numerous automobile parts inside of it.

The two suspects were both identified and arrested. Police said they had just left the business after loading approximately $300 worth of auto parts into their vehicle that morning.

Further investigation in to the crimes showed that these two suspects were potentially involved in all five of the reported breaking and enterings. Police said approximately $10,000 worth of items were stolen from the business.

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.

More charges are pending, police said.

Both men are being held without bond at the Central Virginia Regional Jail.