A Philadelphia man has been charged 15 counts of robbery for his involvement in a series of home-invasion robberies near Temple University, according to a story from the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Nasir Johnson, 25, was arrested on the 4900 block of Royal Street at 7:40 p.m. on Monday after officers spotted him getting into a car that had been stolen, the news outlet said.
Police said they found evidence, namely a debit card and two Apple Watches, that identified Johnson as one of the alleged robbers in two of three home invasions that occurred near Temple over the last two weeks.
In all of those home invasions, the suspects brandished guns but there were no injuries, the Inquirer said. Temple students were always among the victims of the robberies.
Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said in a statement that his office would be requesting Johnson be held on $6 million bail.
“These home invasion robberies put multiple young people in danger and terrorized the surrounding community,” Krasner said.
Johnson has been charged with 15 counts each of robbery, burglary, kidnapping, and simple assault, Krasner’s office said. He was also charged with two counts of unauthorized use of an automobile.
“The men and women of Public Safety and the Philadelphia Police Department are committed to keeping our communities safe. We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of the police officers and detectives whose tireless efforts helped put this case together,” Temple’s vice president of public safety, Jennifer D. Griffin said in a statement.
In response to the home invasions, Temple has increased patrols in the area, the Inquirer reported.