An Atlantic City man has been arrested for allegedly committing a robbery then returning the area shortly thereafter.

Cops say the scene unfolded Thursday morning when they responded to Rite Aid in the 3200 block of Atlantic Avenue for the report of a robbery. Officials say a store employee, a 23-year-old man from Atlantic City, had been assaulted and robbed as he attempted to stop a shoplifter. The suspect fled the area before officers arrived.

An ACPD detective later went to the Rite Aid to retrieve video surveillance of the suspect. As he was leaving the store, he observed the suspect, 21-year-old Markus Graham of Atlantic City, walking on Montpelier Avenue. Upon seeing the detective, Graham fled, but was quickly located and arrested without incident.

Graham was charged with robbery, aggravated assault, theft, shoplifting, and obstruction of justice; he was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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