The sale of a video game console was really just a way to lure a robbery victim, according to charges against two Atlantic City teens.
The unnamed victim came to the 1100 block of Ohio Avenue after making arrangement for the pick-up online, Lt. Kevin Fair said.
But when the victim arrived, he was led to the rear of the residence by two males. When he saw one of them had a gun, the victim ran, according to the report.
Officers Christopher Dodson and Valmir Loga were called to the area at about 4:15 p.m., and found the victim, who was not injured, Fair said.
A loaded handgun was recovered inside the residence, he said.
After talking with people inside, Jah’Mir Henry, 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested.
They are charged with robbery, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a large-capacity magazine and conspiracy.
Henry is additionally charged with hindering apprehension. He is being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
The juvenile was taken to Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center.
There is Safe Exchange Zone in the lobby of the Public Safety Building at 2715 Atlantic Ave., Fair said.
“We encourage any resident to use this area for internet purchase exchanges,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 609-347-5766. Information may be texted anonymously to tip411 (847411), beginning the text with ACPD.
Note: The Atlantic County Justice Facility no longer provides mugshots to the media, citing the Atlantic County prosecutor’s order. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says it’s part of the Attorney General’s Guidelines. There is no such guideline, according to the Attorney General’s Office, but they have told these offices for years that they should not release any photos that appear to be mugshots.