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Leonard Wendell Armstead

Leonard Wendell Armstead

Williamsburg, Va. – A York County man has been arrested and charged with grand larceny after police say he was seen stealing from a CHKD thrift store donation area.

On April 26, 2014 around 9:30 p.m., Williamsburg Police responded to the 200 block of Monticello Avenue to a report of a larceny.

When crews arrived, officers spoke to a witness. The witness told police that a black male took some donated items from the CHKD Thrift Store donation area while the business was closed.

Items taken included two bicycles and some clothes valued at more than $200.

Officers identified the suspect as 58-year-old Leonard W. Armstead of York County.

Armstead, who was in the area when officers arrived at the scene, was arrested and taken into custody. He was transported to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail where a warrant for Grand Larceny was obtained.

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  • justmyopinion86

    It’s not right, by any means, that he was stealing from the donation area at a store that helps sick children. However, I do feel for him. He was stealing clothes which probably means he really needed them. I wish we had more programs to cloth and feed people in need.

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