Charges Given in Saturday Armed Robbery
The Chapel Hill Police Department charged Roman Gonzalez, 16, of 605 Jones Ferry Road, Carrboro, in connection with an armed robbery that took place Saturday, Dec. 30.
Gonzalez was being held in Orange County Jail at the time and has been charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He remains at Orange County Jail under an $85,000 secured bond. His first appearance for these charges was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3.
Saturday’s incident took place around 12:20 p.m. in the area of Kensington Trace Condominiums. The suspect designated the area as a meeting spot to sell the victim a cell phone the suspect had listed on Craigslist. When the victim arrived, the suspect got into the victim’s vehicle and displayed a black and gray hand gun. The suspect took the victim’s wallet then fled on foot leaving the victim unharmed.
Choose a Safe Location
The Chapel Hill Police Department parking lot is always available as a meeting place for Craigslist transactions. Visitor spots are designated as you first drive into the lot. If you feel you are in harm’s way while making a transaction, regardless of where it’s taking place, call 911 immediately.