Hartselle man arrested for series of robberies

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Decatur Police responded to a series of robberies in Decatur in May within a week of each other.

Authorities say on Friday, May 13, Cricket Wireless on Beltline Road in Decatur reported a burglary. Eight days later, on May 21, the Holiday Inn on Beltline Road reported a theft from the hotel.

In both investigations, 21-year-old Olandis Ray Bates of Hartselle was identified as a suspect. He was located in Hartselle by investigators and arrested for first degree larceny and third degree burglary.

Bates is currently being held in Morgan County Jail on bail set at $200,000.


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