Riviera man arrested in armed robbery of FAU students

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A Riviera Beach man who allegedly took part in robbing six FAU students at gun point in January has been arrested.

Romeo Mario Walker is facing charges of robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Walker, 20, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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Boca Raton police say Walker was accompanied by two men, who entered an apartment unit located south of Florida Atlantic University’s main campus in Boca Raton and robbed the students.

Walker is the second person to be arrested in the case. Andre Chin Sang, 19, was arrested in January.

According to an arrest report, a 19-year-old FAU student told police he invited Chin Sang on Jan. 13 to an apartment in the 600 block of Northwest 13th Street where several other students were watching video games and watching television. The resident told officers that two men accompanying Chin Sang — including Walker — were unfamiliar to the rest of the group.

At one point, Chin Sang said he was going to get something from a car and never returned. One of the two other suspects walked out of the kitchen holding a handgun and put it to the head of one of the students while Walker  took cellphones and wallets and put them in a backpack, police said.

Walker was arrested after Chin Sang identified him as being involved in the robbery. Two of the students identified Walker through a photo lineup.

 

 

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