Atlantic City Cops: Teen Arrested for Robbing, Assaulting 63-year-old Man
A teenager from Atlantic City is facing charges after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint late last week.
According to the Atlantic City Police Department, around 6:30 last Friday evening, officers were stopped by a man who said he was robbed at Tennessee and Central Avenues. The victim, identified as a 63-year-old man from Atlantic City, said he had a gun pointed at him and the suspect demanded money. When he refused, the suspect hit him in the head with the gun and took his money.
Police say shortly after the robbery, the 16-year-old suspect returned to the area. Officers located the teen and arrested him; police say he was in possession of a loaded handgun when cuffed.
The teen has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and possession of a high-capacity magazine. He was remanded to Harborfields Detention Facility.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.