Atlantic City, NJ, Cops: Armed Suspect Arrested After Man Hit with Bottle, Robbed
The Atlantic City Police Department says one person was arrested after a man was hit with a bottle and robbed in the city last weekend.
The incident took place around 2:00 early Saturday morning, November 13th, according to police. That's when ACPD officers were called to Montpelier and Arctic Avenues for a report of a man that was assaulted.
At the scene, cops found a 43-year-old man from Atlantic City who was bleeding. They say, "The victim had been approached by two males when one struck him in the head with a bottle. They then began to go through the victim’s pockets demanding money."
Cops were able to find two men that matched the description of the suspects on South Chelsea Avenue. One fled and was not caught, while 18-year-old Bryan Maldonado of Atlantic City was taken into custody.
Officials say Maldonado was, "found in possession of a loaded handgun, more than three grams of cocaine, and drug paraphernalia."
The other suspect that fled was described as a Black male wearing a dark-colored jacket.
Maldonado has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon, two counts of possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, possession of a defaced firearm, possession of a large-capacity magazine, possession of CDS, possession with the intent to distribute CDS, conspiracy, and possession of CDS paraphernalia. He was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.