By Michael Brice-Saddler


Senior staff writer

University of Maryland Police have arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the Pokemon Go-related armed robberies that took place earlier this month, according to a press release from the department.

On July 12, University Police responded to three reports of armed robberies on the campus involving four victims in total — three of whom were playing Pokemon Go, according to a notice sent out the next day. The victims reported seeing a black handgun during the robberies, but no one was injured. All of their phones were taken.

The University Police’s Criminal Investigations Unit has arrested and charged 22-year-old Javon Dominique Walker of Clinton, Maryland, in relation to this incident, according to the release. Walker was charged with four counts of robbery, four counts of armed robbery, eight counts of assault and four counts of theft less than $1,000.