Two teenagers from Cape May County are facing robbery charges stemming from an incident in North Wildwood early Thursday morning.

North Wildwood Police say they were dispatched to the area of Spruce and Illinois Avenues for a report of an armed robbery at 3AM on July 5. The victim, who was not harmed nor had anything taken from him, told police he was robbed at gunpoint by two masked men.

Officers recovered a pellet gun that was used in the robbery. Further investigation revealed this crime was an isolated incident and the two suspects, who fled the area before police arrived, were previously known to the victim.

Cops arrested 18-year-old Jesse Pearson of Leesburg; he was charged with robbery, employing a juvenile in the commission of a crime, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose (pellet gun), and unlawful possession of a weapon (brass knuckles). Pearson was transported to the Cape May County Correctional Center on a warrant for these charges.

The second suspect, a 17-year-old juvenile from Villas was arrested and charged with robbery. The juvenile was transported to a juvenile detention facility as a result of this charge.


SOURCE: North Wildwood Police Department press release, 7/6/18

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