WILDWOOD – A juvenile was arrested Monday after allegedly trying to rob an off-duty police officer in the 3800 block of Arctic Avenue.

Police said the suspect was armed with a knife and demanded money. The victim then identified himself as an off-duty police officer and the suspect fled.

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Minutes later the suspect was located by police near 3700 New Jersey Avenue; the victim identified the juvenile as the robber, police said.

The suspect, whose name has not been released because of the age, was charged with armed robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and possession of a weapon.

The juvenile has been lodged at the Bridgeton Juvenile Detention Center.

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