Atlantic City Police are asking for your help in identifying a suspect wanted for an armed robbery at a convenience store Monday afternoon.

According to police, officers responded to the AC Convenience Store on the 4000 block of Ventnor Avenue around 4:30 Monday afternoon for a report of a an armed robbery. Cops say a Hispanic man entered the store wearing a mask, removed what the clerk believed to be a handgun from a bag, and demanded the money from the cash register.

The clerk grabbed the gun from the suspect and realized it was a BB gun. The suspect then removed his mask and tried to pretend that he was playing a joke on the clerk. The suspect then fled the store.

Robbery Suspect - Photo: Atlantic City Police Department

Police say he may work or live in the area and his name may be Ed or Eddie. Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the suspect is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at (609) 347-5766.


SOURCE: Atlantic City Police Department press release

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