Atlantic City Police Department

ATLANTIC CITY — A 16-year-old city boy was arrested Monday night after pulling a gun on a man, police said.

The 47-year-old Lindenwold man was walking near the 1500 block of Reading Avenue when he was approached by two juveniles on bikes, police said in a news release. One pulled a handgun from his sweatshirt pocket. The man was able to get away, police said.

Just before 11 p.m., officers responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery. A boy matching the suspect’s description was located near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Arctic Avenue. After being found in possession of a loaded handgun, the boy was arrested.

He is charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and is being held at the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Facility.

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I cover breaking news on the digital desk. I graduated from Temple University in Dec. 2017 and joined the Press in the fall of 2018. Previously, I freelanced, covering Pennsylvania state politics and criminal justice reform.

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