Atlantic City police arrested two people in a robbery Wednesday — including one suspect who tried to flee using a rolling chair on the Boardwalk.
Police said the incident occurred at 1:55 p.m. at a motel on Morris Avenue. A 27-year-old Atlantic City man said a man and woman, armed with a gun, knocked on his door and demanded money, police said in a release. The victim handed over his cash, which totaled $50, but the suspects then forced him to the hotel lobby to withdraw more money from the ATM, police said.
At the ATM, the victim and male suspect, identified as Robert E. Taylor, 32, of Atlantic City and Mays Landing, got into a fight and the female suspect, identified as Brenda Dabney, 24, of Atlantic City, bit the victim multiple times, police said. The victim gained control of Taylor during the fight and Dabney ran off with the gun, police said.
Police arrested Taylor at the motel and then searched for Dabney who fled toward the Boardwalk. Witnesses said she had gotten on a rolling chair and police located her traveling eastbound. They said they found the loaded gun tucked inside the chair.
The victim was treated at the scene for multiple bite marks on his torso and hand, police said. Taylor was treated and released at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City for injuries incurred during the fight, police said.
Taylor and Dabney were charged with kidnapping, conspiracy, armed robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. They were both transported to Atlantic County jail, where bail for both was set at $350,000.
Police said were they were not releasing the victim’s name because of concern for his safety.
Staff Writer Joel Landau contributed to this report.
Contact Lynda Cohen:
Follow Lynda Cohen on Twitter @LyndaCohen