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ATLANTIC CITY — Two men were charged Wednesday in a home-invasion robbery, authorities said.

Police responded at 12:51 a.m. to the 200 block of South Seaside Avenue for the report of an armed home invasion involving four men, police Sgt. Kevin Fair said in a release.

The men allegedly assaulted and robbed rooming house occupants in several rooms and ran away with cash and cellphones. No injuries were reported, the release said.

Responding officers arrested two men in the incident: Jamirr Arthur, 18, of Atlantic City, and Gerone Foster, 21, of Egg Harbor Township.

They are charged with robbery, burglary, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, conspiracy, obstruction of justice and hindering apprehension, police said. Both were taken to the Atlantic County jail.

According to police, Officer John Pyle saw the two men, one wearing a black ski mask, walking along the 200 block of Atlantic Avenue.

They ran into an alley when Pyle tried to stop them, and Foster was located and arrested, police said. Officers found a loaded sawed-off shotgun in his backpack, police said,

Officer Ryan Mullin, who was assisting in the search for Arthur, spotted a man leaving an alley in the area, police said.

More officers arrived, and Arthur, who was wearing different clothing, was arrested, police said.

After running from Pyle, police said, Arthur removed some of his clothes, which were found in an alley, along with a ski mask and loaded handgun.

A third man was also taken into custody but released without charges, the release said.

Detective Dembe Baako is leading the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with more information should call the Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or anonymously text information to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.

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Covering breaking news for The Press of Atlantic City since September 2016. Graduate of the University of Maryland, Central Jersey native.

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