22-year-old arrested for UMD Pokemon Go robberies

COLLEGE PARK, MD (WUSA9) - A 22-year-old was arrested in connection with Pokemon Go armed robberies on the University of Maryland's campus on July 12th. 

Police say Javon Dominique Walker of Clinton, Md. has been charged with four counts of armed robbery and other charges. 

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The first robbery happened at 9:08 p.m. outside of Tydings Hall. Police said the suspect, a black male dressed in black clothing and wearing a mask, implied he had a gun.

The next robbery happened at 10:12 p.m. near Queen Anne’s Hall. Three minutes later, more victims were robbed in the same area. A black handgun was used in both incidents.

Police say three of the four victims were playing Pokemon Go on their phones before they were robbed.

The fourth victim was not playing the game but had their phone out. Items that were stolen were cell phones.

No injuries were reported. 


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