ATLANTIC CITY — Police arrested two men and a 17-year-old male juvenile Sunday night on charges of robbery and weapons possession.
At 11:30 p.m., a 26-year-old Egg Harbor Township man stopped officers at Morris and Atlantic avenues and told them he was assaulted by three men, police said.
The victim said the men pointed a gun at him, demanded his cell phone and stole his bank card. The victim gave descriptions of the three suspects to police.
Two other officers later spotted three males, who matched the description, walking in the 3300 block of Arctic Avenue, police said.
Police attempted to stop the men, and one suspect, whose name was not given because of his age, ran, police said. While running, the boy dropped a loaded handgun under a vehicle, but slipped on an icy patch in the road, police said. He was taken into custody without incident.
He was charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, conspiracy, possession of a defaced firearm, resisting arrest, and obstruction of justice and was taken to the Harborfields Youth Detention Center in Egg Harbor City.
The other two suspects, Darnell Carter, 18, of Egg Harbor City, and Jawaun Yeoman, 19, of Somers Point, were charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, conspiracy and possession of a defaced firearm. They were taken to the Atlantic County jail in Mays Landing.