State Police searching for individuals involved in attempted break-in

The Virginia State Police is searching for several individuals who attempted to break into a Wythe County dealership early Saturday morning (Dec. 18).
At approximately 2:20 a.m. Saturday, a Wythe County Sheriff’s Deputy encountered several individuals attempting to break into an ATV dealership located in the 2000 block of Chapman Road in Wytheville. The individuals fled the scene on foot and the sheriff’s office requested Virginia State Police (VSP) to aid with searching for the suspects. During the course of the search, the sheriff’s office requested VSP to take the lead on the incident. State police canine teams are assisting with the ongoing search efforts.
State police is also seeking information on a 2016 Hyundai sedan with Pennsylvania license plates: LSG 0399. This vehicle may be involved in this morning’s attempted burglary.
VSP is still investigating a previous larceny at the same dealership that occurred Aug. 28, 2021. During that incident, several motorcycles – worth thousands of dollars – were stolen by a small group of individuals.
Anyone with information regarding this morning’s incident or the August thefts or sightings of the Hyundai is asked to contact the Virginia State Police at (276) 228-3131 or by email at
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