Petersburg hotel robbery suspect arrested

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Petersburg police have announced the arrest of a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery earlier this month.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, Petersburg police and the U.S. Marshall's Task Force arrested, Bryan R. Bland, 18, at the American Inn Hotel located at 2209 County Drive in Petersburg.

This arrest resulted from tips stating that he was staying at the hotel. Bland had over a dozen warrants on file stemming from the May 3 robbery of several employees at the Knights Inn at 622 E. Wythe Street in Petersburg.

Charges include robbery, use of a firearm and wearing a mask in public.

Bland is currently held with no bond in Petersburg City jail.

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