Police: Man arrested, charged for robbing business at gunpoint in Lee Co.

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LEE COUNTY, Va. (WYMT/WJHL)- According to a spokesperson with the Virginia State Police District Four office, Virginia State Police assisted the Lee County Sheriff’s Office with an armed robbery call Friday night.

On Saturday, a man was arrested on Saturday in connection with the robbery.

Virginia State Police said that Mark Bates is currently being booked into the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield, Virginia.

Bates is facing several charges including trespassing, abduction by force, and robbery of business with a firearm.