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Store Employees Detain Shoplifter with Handgun

For Immediate Release:  November 13, 2019


On November 12, 2019, a man was arrested and a loaded handgun recovered after quick thinking from store employees who were investigating him for shoplifting.

At 1:56 pm, Officers Nick Grasso and Tom Gilardi responded to the Tommy Hilfiger store located in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue for a report of a shoplifter and the discovery of a handgun.  Upon arrival, store employees had Sultan Jackson detained.  Jackson had earlier entered the store and took items into the dressing room.  He failed to return those items once he left the dressing room and then left the store.  He returned a short time later where store employees began to question him about the items.  Jackson began to leave again, but stopped and placed an object under a stack of clothing.  Employees believed that it was shoplifted items, but instead located a loaded handgun.  Jackson was detained by the employees and arrested by Officers Grasso and Gilardi.  He was also found in possession of 13 grams of marijuana.      


ARRESTED:  Sultan Jackson, a 44-year-old man from Philadelphia, PA.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a high-capacity magazine, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, and shoplifting.

Jackson was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD. 

Alert sent on 11/13/2019 at 09:17 EST


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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