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ATLANTIC CITY — A 16-year-old boy was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly robbing a man of his bicycle at gunpoint.

At 1:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1300 block of Pacific Avenue for a report of an armed robbery, police said in a news release. A 37-year-old city man told police he had been robbed.

The suspect had gone toward Atlantic Avenue, police said, and officers learned there was a short delay between the robbery and the 911 call.

When they heard the description of the suspect, staff in the department’s Surveillance Center remembered seeing someone on a bicycle near the time of the robbery on Atlantic Avenue, police said. They reviewed cameras in the area and found the suspect entering a store in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue.

Officers Jesse Oliver-Logan and Jonathan Revolus found the 16-year-old as he left the store and got on the stolen bike, police said. They found a loaded handgun and 18 bags of heroin on him.

The teen, whom police did not identify, was charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession with intent to distribute, possession of a weapon while committing a drug offense and a curfew violation.

He was taken to the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Facility in Egg Harbor City.

Contact: 609-272-7241

mbilinski@pressofac.com

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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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