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ATLANTIC CITY — Police charged a Mays Landing man Monday with stealing from a liquor store after they say officers identified him wearing the same clothing he wore during the robbery.

Mark Jones, 37, was arrested and charged with robbery and shoplifting.

Patrol officers responded to the Fairmount Liquor Store in the 3000 block of Fairmount Avenue at 10:31 p.m. Sunday for a report of a robbery.

A man reportedly grabbed a case of Grey Goose vodka and fled after distracting the store clerk.

Police said the clerk attempted to stop the man but claimed the man said he would shoot him and motioned to his waistband indicating he had a gun.

The man then fled the area.

The next day, Officer Brandon Bower spotted a man walking in the south block of Morris Avenue at 10:45 p.m. who matched the description of the robbery suspect.

A surveillance picture of the suspect had been located and distributed to officers.

Bower identified Jones as the suspect in the photo. Police said Jones was still wearing the exact same clothing from when he committed the robbery.

He was taken into custody without incident and remanded to the Atlantic County jail.

The Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations unit asks anyone with information about this incident to call 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.

Contact: 609-272-7239 aauble@pressofac.com Twitter @AublePressofAC

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