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Robberies reported in Spotsylvania
By KEITH EPPS
Spotsylvania County authorities arrested two suspected robbers and are trying to identify another following separate incidents over the weekend in the county.
Two county men were arrested early Saturday after they attacked and robbed a man who knew them, Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Harvey said. The other robbery involved a food delivery driver who was robbed at gunpoint while he was delivering what turned out to be a bogus food order.
The first robbery occurred at a home in the 12000 block of Post Oak Road, Harvey said. The 38-year-old victim and the two suspects were hanging out together at someone else’s home when the victim was hit in the head with a blunt object, police said. The suspects then took money and prescription medication from the victim before fleeing in a vehicle.
The victim, who had a large laceration on the top of his head, called police and the suspects were apprehended a short time later on U.S. 1 heading into Fredericksburg.
Bradley Wayne Meadows, 29, and Keevon Lujack Codynah, 22, were charged with malicious wounding, robbery and two counts of conspiracy. They were placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
The victim refused to go to the hospital, Harvey said.
The armed robbery took place about 10:30 p.m. at the Days Inn South at 5316 Jefferson Davis Highway. Harvey said a driver for China Express Restaurant was taking food to a room when he was approached by a man with a handgun who demanded money.
The victim gave up an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene. Harvey said the people in the room the driver was heading to had not placed an order.
The suspect was described as a black male, 6 feet 6 inches tall and 200 pounds wearing a long-sleeve beige shirt and blue jeans. Anyone with information is asked to called the Sheriff’s Office at 582-7115 or Crime Solvers at 582-5822.