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Armed robber hits Spotsy hotel
Spotsylvania County authorities are investigating an early morning robbery at a local hotel.
Deputies responded to the TownePlace Suites Marriott at the 4700 block of Market Street, just south of the Four-Mile Fork area, around 1 a.m. Wednesday.
According to Capt. Jeff Pearce of the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s office, two black males wearing dark clothing entered the hotel with a gun.
He said they approached the front-desk clerk and demanded money.
They took an undisclosed amount of money and put it in a garbage bag before fleeing the property, Pearce said.
There has been a string of hotel robberies in the Richmond area over the past few months. This is the first one in the Fredericksburg area, Pearce said.
Spotsylvania investigators have been in touch with other localities to see if any of the crimes are connected.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at at 540/582-7115 or or text SEE911 to CRIMES (274637).
Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419