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ATLANTIC CITY — A city teenager was arrested Thursday evening after allegedly robbing and assaulting a 49-year-old man.

At 5:13 p.m., officers responded to the 1700 block of Arctic Avenue after a 911 caller reported a man had been assaulted, police said in a news release. There, they found a man with injuries to his upper body whose wallet and cellphone had been stolen.

Police did not identify the victim, who was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Campus.

Officer Justin Draper’s investigation led him to a 14-year-old boy who lives in an apartment on the same block and was found with fresh injuries to his hands, police said. He was arrested without incident.

The teen, who was charged with robbery, theft and simple assault, was taken to the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center in Egg Harbor City.

Contact: 609-272-7241

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My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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