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Bank robbery arrest in Stafford

The Stafford Sheriff’s Office says deputies were able to solve a robbery and put the offender behind bars in under four hours after recovering incriminating evidence on the suspect.  Thursday at approximately 3:30 p.m. deputies responded to the Truist Bank at the intersection of Warrenton Road and Plantation Drive for a hold-up alarm.

Deputies arrived to find the bank had been robbed and the suspect had fled on foot. Although the suspect did not display a weapon, he was believed to be armed.

A perimeter was established and K-9 Ruby began a track. As the search for the robber was conducted, Deputy M.A. Holub received information that an intoxicated subject was entering vehicles in the parking lot of Target on South Gateway Drive. Sergeant A.I. Assur canvassed the area and located 40- year old Jeremy Peters of Fredericksburg on Warrenton Road at the I-95 overpass.

Peters matched the description of both the suspect going through cars at Target and the bank robber. Sgt. Assur determined Peters was under the influence and arrested him for public intoxication. A search incident to arrest revealed the stolen money from the bank robbery in Peters’ pocket. The contents of his other pocket contained the robbery note.

Peters was charged with robbery and public intoxication. He was held at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.

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