A man was arrested Sunday after an armed robbery and stabbing at Caesars.
The 27-year-old victim was robbed of $96 and stabbed in the arm with a box cutter about 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Caesars’ casino floor, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said. Casino security chased the suspect to Indiana and Garfield avenues, but did not catch him.
Kareem Taylor, 37, was found in a rear yard on Indiana Avenue and was taken in by K-9 Officer Marinela Pali and her partner, Roxy, after resisting arrest, according to the police report. The K-9 team recently graduated from the academy; it was Roxy’s first apprehension.
Taylor, who has an address in Pleasantville but is known to frequent Atlantic City, was released from prison in January 2012, after serving nearly five years on charges of obstruction, bail jumping and escape, according to the state Department of Corrections Web site.
In 2006, he was arrested in the shooting of Jamal McNair, of Atlantic City. Taylor was charged with attempted murder, weapons offenses and aggravated assault, a Press of Atlantic City story reported at the time.
In Sunday’s incident, Taylor and the victim were both treated for injuries at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's City Campus and released. Taylor was then jailed on $150,000 bail.
He is charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, resisting arrest and weapons offenses.
Atlantic City police and the state Division of Gaming Enforcement are investigating, because the attack occurred inside the casino.
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