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Arrests made in Chesterfield motel robbery

Posted at 7:12 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 12:40:11-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police arrested two men wanted in the armed robbery of a Chesterfield County motel.

The men were accused of robbing the Super 8 Motel at 2421 Southland Drive in Chester at approximately 4:50 p.m. Thursday, according to police.

"Through investigation based on a tip from the public, police identified the suspects as Luke J. Johnson, 45, and Harry L. Jines Jr., 53," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson wrote in an email.

After entering the motel, one of the men pulled a gun on the clerk and demanded money, police said.

Both men ran off after they got the cash, police added. No one was physically injured.

Johnson was arrested and charged with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, use of a firearm while in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Luke J. Johnson

Jines was charged with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

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Harry L. Jines Jr.

Both men are being held at the Chesterfield County Jail without bond.

Anyone with information was asked to call Chesterfield Police at 804-748-1251 or Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660 or through the P3 app.