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ATLANTIC CITY — Using the city's surveillance system, officers were able to locate and arrest two teen who allegedly assaulted a man Monday night, police said.

At 9:40 p.m., surveillance center personnel saw two young men, identified as being 15 and 16 years old, in the beach block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Police said the 15-year-old removed what appeared to be a handgun from his backpack and gave it to the 16-year-old.

The teens then chased a 29-year-old Pleasantville man walking down the street and punched and kicked the man. Police said the 16-year-old pointed the gun at the victim.

Both teens then headed towards the Boardwalk. Surveillance personnel informed responding officers of the teens location, where they were taken into custody.

Police said the 15-year-old dropped the handgun as officers arrived and the weapon was later determined to be a replica gun.

The suspects were both charged with simple assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon. The 16-year-old was additionally charged with aggravated assault. The teens were released to the custody of their parents. 

The victim was taken to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center's City Campus and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Contact: 609-272-7286

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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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