UPDATE: Petersburg police apprehend second Budget Inn robbery suspect


PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — The Petersburg Police Department arrested two people in connection to a robbery at the Budget Inn in the 2100 block of Jamestown Drive on Monday.

PPD says they were called to the motel for reports of a person being robbed. The victim was located at the scene.

As police investigated they located and arrested 33-year-old Dezerae Ford. Ford was charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

They identified a second suspect, 43-year-old Lorenzo Walker, but were initially unable to bring him into custody. Police were able to track him down later that day and brought him into custody at 6:19 p.m. He was found in the 200 block of South Street.

Walker has been charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Police ask that anyone with information on Walker’s whereabouts to contact Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or use the p3tips.com.

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