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ATLANTIC CITY — A city man was arrested Monday on weapons charges after fleeing a reported robbery, authorities said.

Joel Jones, 30, of Atlantic City, was arrested after being found at a residence on the north block of Florida Avenue, police said in a news release. A handgun was found outside the residence.

Police said a man approached Officer Fitzroy Simpson at 7:52 a.m. Monday near Georgia and Atlantic avenues saying he was robbed at gunpoint and pointed to a man running from the area, the release said.

Simpson pursued the man, identified as Jones, but the man ignored orders and went into a residence in the north block of Florida Avenue, the release said. Officers found a loaded handgun on the sidewalk and hollow-point ammunition in Jones’ pocket.

Jones was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of hollow-point ammunition, resisting arrest and obstruction of justice. He was taken to the Atlantic County jail.

Simpson attempted to locate the man who reported the robbery on Georgia Avenue, but he has not been found, police said.

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