Va. Beach man arrested after alleged Motel 6 armed robbery attempt

Posted at 12:23 PM, Mar 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 06:47:23-04

Andrew Vante Battle. Photo provided by Virginia Beach Police Department.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – 24-year-old Andrew Vante Battle allegedly tried to rob a woman at gun point at a Motel 6 Wednesday.

According to Virginia Beach Police, the attempted robbing happened at the Motel 6 on 4760 Euclid Road in the city around 2:30 p.m.

This is where the woman told police that Battle discharged his firearm after a struggle with her. They had agreed to meet up for an unknown reason at the motel.

The gun was shot during a struggle, but no one was hurt.

After, Battle allegedly fled the scene and was quickly located by police.

Battle is facing charges of Robbery, Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He is being held at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.