Three women on their way to work at the Golden Nugget casino this morning were robbed at gunpoint, police said.
The women are from Turkey and are working in Atlantic City for the summer, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said. They told police they live on Wabash Avenue and walk the route to work every day.
As they were on the 800 block of North Maryland Avenue at about 8:20 a.m., two men came up behind them. One of the women said a man pointed a handgun at her and she gave him her purse, according to the report. Inside was a cell phone, credit card and cash.
One man is described as a tall, thin-build black male, dark complexion, wearing a white tank top and tan pants. He was seen running south on Maryland Avenue after the robbery.
There was little description of the second suspect, who was unable to get anything as the two other women would not give up their purses.
A witness stopped to help the women, McMenamin said.
Police checked a nearby residence in the 800 block of North Maryland Avenue for the men but found no one.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit at 609-347-5766.