Three Arrested for Fredericksburg Robberies

The men have been charged in connection with felony incidents. Where an arrest is mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with recent felony incidents in Fredericksburg, according to Fredericksburg Police Department Public Information Officer Natatia Bledsoe.

The incidents include the robbery on the canal path on Nov. 6, and the two robberies involving food delivery drivers at Forest Village Apartments on Oct. 18 and 21.

Matthew Coleman, 25, of no fixed address was arrested Nov. 9 for unlawful entry, after he broke into a room at the Thomas Jefferson Motel and was found sleeping inside. During a search incident to his arrest, two toy guns that had been altered to appear real were found in his possession, Bledsoe said.

Following an interview with detectives, Coleman was also connected to the Nov. 6 incident on the canal path and the Oct. 18 incident at Forest Village.

The investigation then led to two additional suspects, who were involved in the robbery of the pizza delivery driver on Oct. 21.

Matthew Coleman is charged with attempted robbery and assault for the incident on Nov. 6; robbery and assault for the incident on Oct. 18; and robbery, assault by mob and conspiracy for the incident on Oct. 21. Coleman is incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Terry Santos, 20, of Fredericksburg and Jeremy Coker, 19, of Mineral are also charged with robbery, assault by mob and conspiracy.

Santos was arrested at his job in Spotsylvania County on Nov. 12.  Coker was arrested the same day while in the area of the Central Park Townhomes, a neighborhood he is known to frequent. Santos and Coker are also incarcerated under no bond.

Anyone with information concerning these or any other cases involving these suspects should contact Detective Wayne Hunnicutt at 540-654-5753.


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