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Suspect Arrested After Returning to Area of Armed Robbery

For Immediate Release:  January 26, 2021


On January 23, 2021, a juvenile male was arrested several hours after returning to the area where an armed robbery was committed.

At 9:40 am, patrol officers responded to Sovereign and Atlantic Avenues for a report of a robbery.  A woman, 35, was robbed at gunpoint and her purse was stolen.  The purse was later located with only money missing.  A detailed description of the suspect was obtained and provided to officers.

At 7:04 pm, Officers Ivaylo Penchev and Curtis Massey were patrolling the same area when they observed a male matching the suspect’s description.  The 17-year-old male was taken into custody without incident. 


ARRESTED:  A 17-year-old male from Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, and aggravated assault.

The male was remanded to Harborfields Detention Facility.


Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766.  Information can be text to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.  All texts are anonymous.


Alert sent on 01/26/2021 at 1:35PM EST


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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