Robbery suspect used Facebook to lure victim to Petersburg motel, police say

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PETERSBURG, Va. -- Authorities are asking for the public's help to locate a suspect wanted for robbing a man at a Petersburg motel Sunday morning.

Lt. Emanuel Chambliss with the Petersburg Bureau of Police said Melissa Chatham and Sean Wallace, who is also known as Sean Johnson, used Facebook to lure a man to a room at the Flagship Inn in the 800 block of S. Crater Road at 8 a.m.

"Once in the room Wallace robbed the victim," Chambliss said. "No weapon was displayed, but Wallace motioned that he had one during the robbery."

Officials said warrants are on file for Wallace for robbery, conspiracy and abduction.

Chatham is in police custody, Chambliss said.

If you have seen Wallace or know his whereabouts, call Petersburg/Dinwiddie Crime Solvers at 804-861-1212 or text the keyword pdcash followed by the tip to 274637.

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