July 1, 2021
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA – Police have arrested a suspect in relation to the robbery of the Sonny's Chester Junction Grille and Bar at 11931 Centre St. on Wednesday, June 30. No one was injured during the incident.
Police said a man entered the business, aggressively walked behind the bar, took a box that contained cash and left the business. An employee of the business chased the suspect, who yelled threatening statements at him. The suspect, identified as Jonathan A. Thayer, 36, was apprehended nearby by police. The stolen cash was recovered and returned to the business.
Thayer, of the 3100 block of Patterson Avenue in Richmond, was arrested and charged with robbery and grand larceny. He is currently being held at the Chesterfield County Jail.
Anyone with information should contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.
Photo: Jonathan A. Thayer