Richmond police arrest four suspects, seize four firearms in 30-hour period

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Richmond police made four arrests and seized four firearms within a 30-hour period starting Wednesday.

The series of arrests started around the same time in which Richmond police announced high visibilty patrols in the wake of fatal shootings.

The first of the series of arrests occurred at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday, when officers attempted to stop a vehicle believed to have been involved in armed robberies. The vehicle failed to stop, leading to a pursuit to Berkeley, where the vehicle was involved in a minor collision and three occupants fled on foot.

While fleeing, the suspects discarded two firearms that officers recovered. After a short foot pursuit, two of the three suspects were apprehended, police said.

The following day at 12:21 p.m., officers responded to a report of subject branding a firearm and located the suspect’s vehicle. Officers contacted the driver and located a loaded handgun in his front pants pocket, police said.

That evening at 7:51 p.m., officers seized a loaded handgun and arrested the driver during a traffic stop.