An Atlantic City man has been charged with committing three armed robberies in the Lower Chelsea section of the city.

On Wednesday, police arrested Edgar Moreno Rios, 30, who was wanted for armed robbery after an investigation by detectives and tips from the public.

On Dec. 26, police responded to AC Convenience Store for a report of an armed robbery.

A surveillance photograph was released to the public asking for assistance in identifying the suspect.

Officers Anthony Abrams and Alberto Valles identified and arrested him Wednesday night in the 2500 block of Pacific Avenue.

Rios also is suspected in the Dec. 16 armed robbery of Minos Bakery in the 4100 block of Ventnor Avenue and the Jan. 3 armed robbery of Dover Market in the 3900 block of Ventnor Avenue.

Rios faces three counts each of robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Rios was sent to the Atlantic County jail. His bail was not immediately available.

Anyone with information about these incidents can call the city police Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be texted to TIP411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.

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