Do Not Approach: Dinwiddie man sought after leading police on chase in stolen vehicle

By: Michael Campbell | Twitter: @itsthesoup
Posted: December 2, 2019 | 12:37p.m. 

DINWIDDIE – Chesterfield Police is searching for the man who led authorities on a chase through Ettrick Sunday before fleeing on foot in the City of Petersburg, with police warning the community that the man could be armed and should not be approached.

In a statement Monday, Chesterfield authorities said they were searching for 19-year-old Robert Paul Pickett, who was identified as the driver of a vehicle that was reported stolen from Dinwiddie which fled from police in the 21300 block of Chesterfield Avenue near the campus of Virginia State University early Sunday evening around 7:30 p.m. At that time, officers in the area spotted the stolen 2013 Ford F-150 pickup truck and attempted to make a traffic stop but, Pickett did not comply and entered nearby Petersburg.

The pursuit continued a short distance in the city, ending in the 600 block of Commerce Street, with Pickett and three others inside the truck fleeing on foot. With assistance from the city’s police department, authorities were able to apprehend the three passengers but Pickett eluded capture.

Pickett is described as a black male, standing 5’11” tall, weighing 155 pounds, with brown eyes, and black hair.

The Dinwiddie man is currently wanted in Chesterfield County on charges of possessing a stolen vehicle, eluding police, obstruction of justice, and other traffic offenses. In addition, authorities confirmed Pickett is also wanted on warrants in Colonial Heights and Dinwiddie.

Anyone with information as to Pickett’s whereabouts is directed to contact Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251, their local law enforcement agency, or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660. The community should consider Pickett armed and is urged not to approach him.

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