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Suspect Who Shot Himself While Committing Robbery Arrested

For Immediate Release:  January 10, 2020


On January 9, 2020, a man wanted for his involvement in an armed robbery where he shot himself was arrested attempting to burglarize a vehicle.

At 8:46 am, Officer Robert Toscano responded to the Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino parking garage in reference to security officers detaining Thomas Bryant after he was attempting to burglarize a vehicle.  Bryant was arrested after he was found to have active warrants for his arrest.

Bryant was wanted for his involvement in an armed robbery that occurred on October 20, 2019.  At 3:00 am, patrol officers responded to an alleyway in the rear of the 1300 block of Pacific Avenue.  Bryant robbed a man of his money at gunpoint.  During the robbery, Bryant’s gun discharged and struck him in the hand.  Bryant fled the scene before the arrival of officers.  Later in the day, Bryant checked himself into the Inspira Medical Center in Vineland, NJ for his injury.  Hospital personnel notified the local police department and Bryant admitted to the responding officer that he was shot in Atlantic City.  An investigation by detectives of the Violent Crimes Unit led to criminal charges being filed for the robbery. 

ARRESTED:  Thomas Bryant, a 25-year-old man from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Aggravated assault, robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and certain person not to possess a weapon.

Bryant was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.


Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 609-347-5788.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.

Alert sent on 01/10/2020 at 5:38PM EST


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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