A 22-year-old man is facing a number of charges after he allegedly robbed a male at gunpoint.
The incident happened around 5:00 pm on Monday, September 13, 2022. Police say that a 19-year-old man had arranged to meet the accused for a Bitcoin transaction after meeting on social media. Allegedly the victim was held at gunpoint, assaulted, tied up and driven around while the suspect demanded the victim’s money.
The victim was able to escape when the vehicle came to a stop and ran for help.
Police tracked down the suspect to the 400 block of Broadway and took him into custody.
Walid Abdisalam has been charged for his alleged involvement with Armed Robbery Using a Firearm, Pointing a Firearm, two counts of Assault with a Weapon, Forcible Confinement, Uttering Threats to Kill, Fail to Comply with Undertaking and two counts of Possession of a Firearm, Restricted/Prohibited Weapon Contrary to Order.
He was detained in custody.