Chapel Hill Police have arrested a Carrboro teenager in connection with a weekend robbery and kidnapping.
Authorities say 16-year-old Roman Gonzalez, of 605 Jones Ferry Road in Carrboro, was taken into custody and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping.
Gonzalez is alleged to have displayed a silver pistol after asking the victim for a ride in the 400 block of West Rosemary Street around 7 p.m. Friday.
“When I got out of the store, he asked me for a ride,” the victim told the 911 operator through an interpreter. “And since I’m not a bad person, I said ‘Ok, go ahead and get in. I’ll give you a ride.’
“And that’s when he told me to go to the ATM.”
The store owner where the victim was calling 911 form told the interpreter she had been approached by an individual she believed may be the same suspect.
“The person, by the description the guy was telling her, was somebody that approached her a couple of days ago in the same parking lot.”
Police are still investigating any possible connection between Friday’s incident and an armed robbery on Saturday with a similar suspect description.
In both instances, the suspect fled after taking items from the victim, who was left unharmed in each case.
Gonzalez is also facing charges from outstanding warrants in Carrboro and Durham for larceny of a credit card and six counts of obtaining property under false pretense.
Gonzalez is being held in the Orange County Jail under a $115,000 secured bond and made his first court appearance on Tuesday afternoon.