A 16-year-old suspect wanted for theft was arrested after being identified in a video posted to social media, authorities said.
On December 26, a video was posted to Facebook showing a teenager assaulting and robbing an elderly woman in the 1500 block of Adriatic Avenue, Atlantic City police said.
The video shows the miner attacking the woman for several minutes, demanding money and rummaging in her pockets. Additional video of the theft was also located by Surveillance Center staff. An investigation by Detective Fariyd Holmes has identified and charged the suspect.
On Wednesday, the minor was located at his home and arrested without incident. He was charged with robbery, theft, assault and terrorist threats, police said.
The boy was being held at the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Criminal Investigations Section of the Atlantic City Police Department at 609-347-5766. Information can be sent by SMS to tip411 (847411). Start the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.
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