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Trio charged in brass-knuckle beating, robbery of UMd. student

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Local,Crime,Scott McCabe,University of Maryland

Prince George's County police have released the names of three young men accused of beating and robbing a University of Maryland student.

Police arrested Samuel Israel Chicas, 17, Benjamin Chicas, 15, and Edgar Umberto Hernandez, 20, all of Riverdale. Both juveniles were charged as adults, and all three were charged with armed robbery, first-degree assault and related charges.

According to police, the trio approached at student in the 7400 block of Baltimore Avenue just south of campus at about 3 a.m. Sunday.

The suspects struck the student with brass knuckles, then searched the victim's pockets and stole an iPhone and wallet.

Officers nearby saw the three suspects attempting to run away, and captured all three.

On Monday, police were unclear on whether Samuel and Benjamin Chicas were related.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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