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Attempt to purchase video game console leads to arrest of 2 in Atlantic City

Attempt to purchase video game console leads to arrest of 2 in Atlantic City

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

ATLANTIC CITY — Police arrested two teens and recovered a gun last Wednesday after a failed attempt to purchase a video game console, the department said.

At 4:10 p.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Ohio Avenue for an attempted armed robbery, Lt. Kevin Fair said.

Officers Christopher Dodson and Valmir Loga located a victim who was not injured, Fair said. The victim was going to purchase a video game console from a male, a transaction that originated online.

The suspect and another male approached the victim and led him to the rear of a residence to retrieve the console, Fair said. The victim saw one of the males was armed and ran.

The officers arrested Jahmir Henry, 18, and a 17-year-old boy, both of whom live in the resort, Fair said.

Officers also recovered a loaded handgun inside the residence.

Henry was charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a large-capacity magazine, hindering apprehension and conspiracy. He was sent to the Atlantic County jail.

The 17-year-old was charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a large-capacity magazine and conspiracy. He was sent to the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center.

— Vincent Jackson

Contact Vincent Jackson: 609-272-7202

vjackson@pressofac.com

Twitter@ACPressJackson

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