ATLANTIC CITY — Police said the father of a 1-year-old child was beaten by two women, one of whom drove off with his car, crashing it into a utility pole with the child still in the back seat.
Police said driver Veda Nolasco, 31, and passenger Tiffany Williams, 29, both of the Bronx, New York, crashed their car into an Atlantic City man’s vehicle Saturday near Rhode Island and Pacific avenues and then drove off. The man and child were not identified by police.
The 35-year-old man called 911 and followed the women. At Rhode Island and Atlantic avenues, Nolasco and Williams got out of their vehicle and attacked the man, pulling him onto the ground and beating him, police said in a statement.
Nolasco drove away in the man’s vehicle and deliberately crashed it into a telephone pole, police said, adding the women got back into their own vehicle and drove away.
Officer Valmir Loga responded to a 911 call at 1:44 p.m., and Officers Christian Ivanoc and Daniel Arra searched the area, finding the women’s vehicle in the beach block of New Jersey Avenue.
Shortly after, Showboat Atlantic City security located the two women inside the property and detained them before police took them into custody, officials said.
Nolasco and Williams were charged with robbery, conspiracy, theft, motor-vehicle summonses, endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault, police said. They were taken to the Atlantic County jail in Mays Landing.
The man and his child were evaluated at the scene by medical personnel and released, police said.
Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call the department’s Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to 847411.