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Suspect arrested after Chapel Hill victim robbed, forced to withdraw cash from ATM

Posted January 2, 2018 4:01 p.m. EST
Updated January 3, 2018 5:31 p.m. EST

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— Chapel Hill police said Tuesday that a teen has been arrested in connection with two armed robberies and kidnapping last week in which a victim was forced to withdraw money from an ATM.

Roman Gonzalez, 16, of Carrboro, was being held at the Orange County Jail in lieu of a $85,000 bond, authorities said in a written statement.

Police said the incident occurred around 7 p.m. in the 400 block of West Rosemary Street. Gonzalez allegedly asked the unidentified victim for a ride before displaying a hand gun once in the vehicle. Police said the man ordered the victim to drive to a nearby ATM, where he demanded that the victim withdraw money. Police said the suspect fled from the scene on foot after receiving the money.

Police did not publicly disclose what led to the arrest of Gonzalez.