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16-year-old arrested in Atlantic City robbery at gunpoint

16-year-old arrested in Atlantic City robbery at gunpoint

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ATLANTIC CITY — A 16-year-old Atlantic City boy was arrested Saturday in a robbery at gunpoint, police said.

Police Surveillance Center personnel assisted in locating a robbery suspect armed with a handgun Friday, police said in a news release.

At 6:23 p.m., a man stopped officers to report that he had been robbed at gunpoint at Tennessee and Central avenues, police said.

The victim, 63, of Atlantic City, said a suspect had pointed a gun at him and demanded money.

When the victim refused, the suspect hit him in the head with the gun, took his money and fled.

Using a description of the perpetrator, officers and members of the Surveillance Center identified the suspect as a 16-year-old boy from Atlantic City who had returned to the area.

Officers John Bell and Dylan Imbrenda located the suspect and arrested him. He was found in possession of a loaded handgun, police said.

The unidentified minor was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and possession of a high-capacity magazine. He was taken to the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City.

REPORTER: Michelle Brunetti Post

609-272-7219

mpost@pressofac.com

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In my first job after college got paid to read the New York Times and summarize articles for an early online data base. First reporting job was with The Daily Record in Parsippany. I have also worked in nonprofits, and have been with The Press since 1990.

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