A 47-year-old Atlantic City man was convicted Wednesday for his role in an August 2017 armed robbery, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said in a statement.

Maurice Treakle was found guilty of robbery and weapons charges in the Aug. 26, 2017, incident in which a 23-year-old man was punched in the face and robbed of his phone and money at knifepoint, the statement said. 

The prosecution told the jury during trial that Treakle, after winning money at a casino, was one of two men who attacked the victim walking near Rev. Dr. Isaac Cole Plaza, the statement said.

Treakle was found a few blocks from the scene with a knife and the victim’s phone. The other man was never identified, the Prosecutor’s Office said.

After the three-day trial, Treakle was found guilty of robbery, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a weapon, the statement said.

Treakle faces a minimum of 10 to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 7.

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