Police: Man robbed Hopewell hotel, assaulted female employee

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) - A man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Hopewell hotel on April 6. 

At approximately 9:51 a.m. officers responded to the Sunlight Elk's Lodge for an armed robbery that occurred moments before. 

Officer's initial investigation revealed that a suspect entered the business and assaulted a female employee. 

The suspect then took out a handgun and demanded money. The suspect left the scene after receiving an undisclosed amount. 

Through further investigation, Hopewell Police identified the suspect as Lee D. White, 36, of the City Hopewell. 

On April 12, detectives arrested White on outstanding felony charges. 

White has been charged with armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. 

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