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Last Updated: 2010-01-20

From: Detectives John Flores, Benjamin Toderico and Rashaan Wigfall

Number: 18-05
Date of Release: 2/5/2018

Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers is asking for tips from the public to assist in a cold case from 2006, the murder of Michael Dobbs.

On February 5, 2006 around 2:38 in the morning, Richmond Police responded to the intersection of Ellwood Avenue and North Auburn Street to investigate a report of gunfire and a person shot. The officers located the victim, Michael Dobbs, dead from a gunshot wound, on the sidewalk of North Auburn Street. Michael had just left a friend’s house on North Boulevard and his vehicle was parked nearby.

Police believe that Michael Dobbs was killed during a robbery. They believe that Michael fought with the suspect before he was murdered. An unknown witness saw a fight involving a white male and two black males in the 3100 block of Ellwood Ave shortly before the gunshot was heard. Police do not believe that Michael knew the assailants.

Michael Dobbs was a recent graduate of Bridgewater College and was employed by the Cavalier Phone Company when he was killed.

If you have information about this murder or any unsolved crime or fugitive wanted in the Metro Richmond Area call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. You can also submit your tip through the P3 app. Your tip may crack the case for the Richmond Police and provide closure for Michael Dobbs’ family. Crime Stoppers wants to remind you that tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a cash reward.

Like us on Facebook follow us on twitter and now on Instagram I am Detective Benjamin Toderico with the Metro Richmond Crime Stoppers, reminding you that we don’t need to know who you are to know who they are.

Michael Dobbs - Click to enlarge
Michael Dobbs - Click to enlarge

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