An 18-year-old man from Atlantic City was very quickly arrested after allegedly robbing a store in the city.

"Very quickly" because the arresting officer was within feet of the suspect as he tried to make his exit.

According to the Atlantic City Police Department, just before 11:00 Sunday night, Officer Ivaylo Penchev was patrolling in the 3100 block of the Boardwalk when a burglar alarm was broadcast for a store in the same block.

Police say,

Officer Penchev observed Matthew Doughty fleeing across the Boardwalk from the store. Penchev chased Doughty and apprehended him on the beach with assistance from Officer Sandra Lino-Melo.

The property Doughty stole was recovered by police. He damaged several glass doors to gain access to other adjacent businesses, according to a press release.

Doughty, of Atlantic City, was charged with burglary and criminal mischief. He was released on a summons with a future court date.

Anyone with additional information about this crime is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department's Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 347-5766. Information can also be submitted via text message to tip411 (847411); begin your message with ACPD.


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