A teenager from Atlantic City is facing charges after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint late last week.

According to the Atlantic City Police Department, around 6:30 last Friday evening, officers were stopped by a man who said he was robbed at Tennessee and Central Avenues. The victim, identified as a 63-year-old man from Atlantic City, said he had a gun pointed at him and the suspect demanded money. When he refused, the suspect hit him in the head with the gun and took his money.

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Police say shortly after the robbery, the 16-year-old suspect returned to the area. Officers located the teen and arrested him; police say he was in possession of a loaded handgun when cuffed.

The teen has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and possession of a high-capacity magazine. He was remanded to Harborfields Detention Facility.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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