ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – A suspect is in custody after he robbed the Atlantic Avenue Mini-Mart on Tuesday. On May 4, 2021, the suspect in an armed robbery of a convenience store was arrested after fleeing from officers.
At 2:31 pm, patrol officers responded to the Super Mini Mart in the 2300 block of Atlantic Avenue for a panic alarm. Sergeant TJ Moynihan arrived quickly and learned the store clerk had been robbed at knifepoint.
Sergeant Moynihan obtained the description of the suspect and the direction he fled. The suspect stole money and other items and used tape from the store to bind the clerk’s hands together before fleeing. Officer Peter Calabrese located the suspect, Jermaine Whitehurst, in the 2000 block of Bacharach Boulevard. Whitehurst fled with officers chasing him. He was apprehended without further incident. Officers Thomas Gilardi and John Pyle assisted in the arrest.
Whitehurst was in possession of the items he stole from the store and a large knife. While running from officers, Whitehurst discarded a roll of tape which was recovered.ARRESTED: Jermaine Whitehurst, 22, of Atlantic City.CHARGES: Robbery, witness tampering, terroristic threats, theft, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, obstruction of justice, and resisting arrest.
Whitehurst was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility. Charges are mere accusations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.
Anyone with additional information is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766. Information can be text to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD. All texts are anonymous.