Fredericksburg Police Make Arrest In Recent Armed Robberies

(Fredericksburg)-   From Fredericksburg City Police

The Fredericksburg Police Department has identified and arrested the suspect in a recent spree of robberies that occurred in the City of Fredericksburg. Dervon Markeif Tate, 28, of Stafford County was arrested on three felony charges of robbery and three felony charges of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Tate is currently incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond.


Tate had an accomplice in the first robbery at the Sunoco Gas Station described as a black male. The Fredericksburg Police Department is still actively investigating a fourth robbery that occurred on January 9th at 11:30 p.m. at the Express Food Mart and the suspect is described as a white male. If you have information about these incidents or the other suspects, we urge you to contact Detective Lamb at 540-373-3122. To make an anonymous tip, send a text to “847-411” and text “FPDtip” followed by your tip. Or, download the free FPD Tip app available for Android and iPhones. To download the app, search “FPD Tip” in the Google or iTunes App Store.

Here’s a list on what happened:


Armed Robbery at United Bank

On Wednesday, January 9th at 10:10 a.m., a male entered the United Bank located at 1304 Central Park Boulevard displaying a firearm and demanded money. The suspect left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and crossed Greengate Road towards Bragg Road. Patrol officers and detectives responded to the scene to conduct their investigation. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, basketball shorts with compression leggings underneath, gloves, ski-mask, and sunglasses. He is approximately 6’1” and 180 pounds. The suspect also had a black backpack.



Armed Robbery at Exxon Gas Station

On Sunday, January 6th at 5:12 a.m., a male with a handgun and backpack entered the Exxon Gas Station located at 3201 Plank Road and demanded money from the cashier. The cashier complied and filled the suspect’s backpack with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect proceeded to exit the store on foot. Patrol officers set up a perimeter around the store and began its investigation while a detective was called and requested to respond to the incident. The suspect is described as a black male wearing dark clothing, a sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head, mask, and gloves.



Armed Robbery at Sunoco Gas Station

On Thursday, January 3rd at 6:52 p.m., two black males entered the Sunoco Gas Station located at 201 Jefferson Davis Highway with handguns and demanded money from the clerk. The suspects also entered the Checks Cash business, located within the gas station, and demanded money from the Checks Cash clerk as well. The suspects left with an undisclosed amount of cash from the Sunoco cash registers and fled on foot. A k-9 track was conducted and police are actively attempting to locate the suspects. A customer at the Checks Cash was assaulted during the incident but received minor injuries and denied medical treatment. The suspects were wearing dark clothing, bandannas over their faces, and gloves and had black backpacks with them.