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Man Wanted for Armed Robbery Arrested, Handgun Recovered

For Immediate Release: November 7, 2022

On November 6, 2022, a man wanted for his involvement in a first-degree armed robbery in Absecon, NJ was arrested and found to be in possession of a loaded handgun.

At 11:15 AM, Detective Fariyd Holmes observed Douglas DeBerry walking eastbound in the 1100 block of Atlantic Avenue. Detective Holmes recognized DeBerry from a flyer distributed by the Absecon Police Department from the incident occurred in Absecon, NJ on October 28, 2022.

Officer Adrian Nunez-Santos responded and attempted to stop DeBerry in the 1000 block of Atlantic Avenue. Upon making contact with DeBerry, he attempted to flee but was quickly apprehended by Officer Nunez-Santos. During the brief struggle, a loaded Glock 23 handgun fell from DeBerry’s person and onto the street. DeBerry was subsequently taken into custody without further incident. The recovered handgun was found to have a high-capacity magazine and had been reported stolen out of the state of Florida.  

ARRESTED:  Douglas DeBerry, 24, of Atlantic City.

CHARGES:  Unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a high-capacity magazine, possession of stolen property, and obstruction by flight.

DeBerry was released to the custody of the Absecon Police Department. The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations, and the accused is considered innocent until proven guilty.

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

Alert sent on 11/07/2022 at 1:43PM EST


Sergeant Paul Aristizabal


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