Rahim Adams

ATLANTIC CITY — A Newark man was arrested in two carjackings within less than five hours at an Atlantic City casino Sunday.

Golden Nugget security called police at about 7:15 a.m., saying a vehicle had been taken from a victim at gunpoint, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said.

Video was received from security, showing the suspect — wearing red sneakers, according to the report.

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Detectives Steve Rando, Lori Nolan and Ed Riegel were in the area of 730 N. Maryland Ave,, when they saw a silver Pontiac Grand Am, matching the one taken earlier.

While the detectives were in the area at about 11:45 a.m., another call of a carjacking at the Golden Nugget was reported.

Rando spotted a male fitting the description of the suspect in both carjackings walking in the area carrying two Golden Nugget bags, McMenamin said.

Seeing the detectives, the suspect began to run, dropping the bags, according to the report.

Rando and Riegel chased him and took him into custody, McMenamin said. The second vehicle was then found near of 700 N. Maryland Ave.

The man, later identified as Rahim Adams, had a black handgun.

One round was in the chamber and five rounds were found on the ground when the magazine fell and broke while suspect was running, McMenamin said.

The interior of the Grand Am had been burned, according to the report. The Fire Department was called to inspect it.

Both victims positively identified Adams.

Adams, 39, is charged with two counts each of carjacking, armed robbery and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Bail is set at $250,000.

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