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Man Arrested Burglarizing Convenience Store

For Immediate Release:  December 17, 2018



On December 17, 2018, an observant citizen led to the arrest of a man who was burglarizing a convenience store.


At. 12:48 am, patrol officers responded to the Gift & Convenience store located in the 3100 block of Atlantic Avenue for a report of a smashed front door.  Officer Eric Evans arrived to find the front door open and the window smashed out.  As additional officers were responding, Officer Evans observed a man inside the store. 


K9 Officer Marinela Pali, and her K9 partner, Roxy responded.  Officer Pali gave the man, Rafael Gonzalez, multiple commands to exit the business.  Gonzalez refused all the commands and went out of view of the officers.  The officers entered the store and Officer Pali continued to give commands for Gonzalez to surrender.  Gonzalez eventually surrendered without incident. 


Gonzalez was found in possession of cash, change, and narcotic paraphernalia.  During the burglary, he damaged the cash register and the back door in an unsuccessful attempt to escape.



ARRESTED:  Rafael Gonzalez, 48 year old male from Atlantic City.


CHARGES:  Burglary, theft, and possession of CDS paraphernalia.


Gonzalez was released on a summons with a future court date.



Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or text anonymously to tip411 (847411).  Begin the text with ACPD.

Alert sent on 12/17/2018 at 17:25 EST


Sergeant Kevin Fair


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