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Atlantic City man charged in assault and robbery of 74-year-old woman

An Atlantic City man is charged in two violent robberies, including one in which he allegedly beat a 74-year-old woman. Jose R. Rivera, 50, was arrested Tuesday, after an investigation by Detective Sterling Wheaten. Rivera allegedly went into the Maytag Laundromat on South Florida Avenue armed with a screwdriver at about 7:20 a.m. Monday. He then began to punch and kick the elderly woman, and stole her money and cell phone, Sgt. Kevin Fair said.
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EHT man arrested in five Pleasantville burglaries

An Egg Harbor Township man is free on an ankle bracelet after being charged with burglarizing four Pleasantville businesses and a private residence. Jesus Cotto, 22, is charged with 17 counts, including burglary, theft, criminal mischief and arson, Capt. Matt Hartman said. Detective James Searle spearheaded the investigation assisted by Detective Pablo Solorzano and Detective Sgt. Mark Porter, Hartman said. Cotto is accused of burglarizing a home on Fernwood Avenue, along with the Asian Market,
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Suspect in two Atlantic City armed robberies arrested, knife recovered

An Atlantic City officer chased down a robbery suspect and recovered the knife possibly used in the crimes Saturday. Officer Scott Sendrick tried to stop the man just before 8 p.m. Saturday, after seeing he matched the description of the man wanted in two armed robberies earlier this month, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Atlantic City police need help identifying armed robbery suspect Jermaine Whitehurst, 18, who was walking in the area of Pennsylvania and Adriatic
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Three teens allegedly robbed cabdriver, stole cab

Three teens were arrested in the carjacking of a cabdriver early Sunday morning. The three were picked up in Pleasantville and taken to Mays Landing, where they put a gun to the cabdriver’s head and demanded cash, the victim told Hamilton Township police. The victim ran from the vehicle and the three suspects fled in the cab at about 1:45 a.m., according to the report. A short time later, officers found the cab unoccupied, police
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Police see suspect in attempted robbery of Atlantic City store

Atlantic City police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who they say tried to rob a convenience store Monday. Officers responded to A.C. Convenience Store on the 4000 block of Ventnor Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. The clerk told police the suspect was a Hispanic male who entered the store wearing a mask and took out what the clerk believed was a handgun from a bag, demanding money from register, Sgt.
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Eight arrested, one wanted in string of Atlantic City robberies

Atlantic City police are looking for a resident linked to nine convenience store robberies. Eric Smith, 40, is one of nine people charged in connection with a total of 15 robberies in the city, Sgt. Kevin Fair said. Smith is the only one who is not in custody. City police have responded to an increase in robberies over the past several months, Fair said. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section have investigated all of the
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Three guns, ammunition stolen from Vineland home

Three handguns and an unknown amount of ammunition was stolen from a Vineland home Sunday night. The suspect or suspects broke a rear bathroom window on the north side of the home on the 700 block of East Chestnut Avenue, police said. They then took three guns from an upstairs bedroom, according to the report. Two pistols were inside pistol cases in the back of the closet: one was a .22-caliber revolver and the other
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Two arrested in Galloway motel robbery, assault

Two men were arrested Sunday, after they allegedly robbed a Galloway motel armed with a rifle and a tire iron. Police were called to the Tri-Way Motel on the White Horse Pike just before 8 a.m., and told that two men in white masks assaulted the owner/manager and stole some items before fleeing the scene, police said. Rohit Surti was treated at the scene for injuries not considered life-threatening. Patrol officers found a suspicious vehicle
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State Police seek man in attempted robbery at casino

State Police are trying to identify a man who allegedly tried to rob a  casino patron in October. The suspect allegedly pressed a hard object against the patron’s side at the Tropicana Casino Hotel on Oct. 25, claiming it was a knife, according to the report. The victim was able to push away, and the suspect fled, police said. He was captured on surveillance video. The suspect is described as a light-skinned black male, about 30
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