A 13-year-old boy from Atlantic City is facing an long list of charges after cops say he stole a vehicle in Ventnor and he was in possession of a loaded handgun when he was arrested.

Ventnor Police say at around 6:15 Saturday evening, a delivery driver for a local restaurant reported to police that his vehicle, which he left unattended and running, was stolen from the 6700 block of Ventnor Avenue. Within minutes, Ventnor police spotted the stolen vehicle heading into Atlantic City on Ventnor Avenue. Cops attempted to stop the vehicle, however it failed to stop and a pursuit ensued and continued into the north end of Atlantic City.

The driver of the vehicle, a 13-year-old boy from Atlantic City, eventually stopped and was taken into custody. The boy was found to be in possession of a loaded handgun upon being taken into custody.

He was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, eluding, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, possession of prohibited devices (hollow-point bullets), and various motor vehicle violations. He was lodged into the Harborfields Juvenile Detention Center pending court. The owner of the stolen vehicle was issued a motor vehicle summons for leaving vehicle unattended with the engine running.

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