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Atlantic City teen charged with robbery

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The Atlantic City Public Safety building file photo taken on April 7, 2017.

ATLANTIC CITY — A 17-year-old city resident was arrested in a Saturday robbery after he returned to the scene of the crime hours later, police said Tuesday.

At 9:40 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to Sovereign and Atlantic avenues for a report of a robbery, Lt. Kevin Fair said in a news release. A woman, 35, told police she was robbed at gunpoint and her purse was stolen.

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The purse was later found with only money missing, Fair said.

At 7:04 p.m., Officers Ivaylo Penchev and Curtis Massey were patrolling the same area when they saw a male matching the suspect’s description and took him into custody, Fair said.

The boy was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, aggravated assault and robbery. He was sent to the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City.

Contact: 609-272-7202


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