Atlantic City Police Department

ATLANTIC CITY — A Port Republic man faces robbery and weapons charges after back-to-back robberies in Atlantic City on Friday.

George Dean, 31, was arrested after being identified as the suspect in two robberies where he threatened the store clerks and stole money from the register, police said.

The previous week, Dean was taken into custody by police in Galloway Township, where he is accused of stealing the master keys and attempting to burglarize Fred and Ethel’s restaurant in Smithville.

On Oct. 25, at 9:57 a.m., officers went to Pete’s Convenience Store in the 2300 block of Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City after a reported robbery.

According to police, Dean entered the store with a large stick and demanded money from the clerk, then opened the register and stole money from the drawer before leaving the store.

Later that evening, at 7:49 p.m., officers were called to the GameStop store in the 1500 block of Atlantic Avenue about a robbery. Police said Dean gave the cashier a note demanding money, said he was armed with a handgun, stole money from the store and fled the scene.

Detectives located Dean near Missouri and Atlantic avenues Saturday. He was arrested and charged with two counts of robbery, unlawful possession of weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and theft.

He was taken to the Atlantic County jail in Mays Landing, pending a court appearance.

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Joined the Press in November 2016. Graduate of Quinnipiac University. Previously worked as a freelance reporter in suburban Philadelphia and news/talk radio producer.

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