WILDWOOD CREST- The Wildwood Crest Police Department Detective Division conducted an investigation into a report of an attempted armed robbery on July 8.
Two juveniles were stopped at the corners of Crocus and Pacific Avenues and confronted by a white male juvenile.
The male attempted to rob the two juveniles by holding a 12” machete and demanding money.
The one juvenile reportedly showed him an empty wallet and the accused fled the area. Both juvenile victims went directly to Police Headquarters and reported the crime.
On July 9, Cpl. Ron Becker and Det. Edward Gorski were called to a residence in Wildwood Crest when a suspicious bag containing various items was discovered by a mother of a 16 year-old male juvenile.
Subsequent investigation led to the arrest of that juvenile in addition to the following:
-16 year old male from Havertown, PA.
-17 year old male from Villas, N.J.
-17 year old female from Ocean City, N.J.
The investigation revealed that the juvenile from Havertown, P.A. used the machete n the attempted robbery on July 8.
Wildwood Crest Police Detectives recovered the machete in the grass of a property on Pacific Avenue in Wildwood Crest.
This investigation also led to the recovery of numerous items that were stolen from various motor vehicles throughout Wildwood Crest.
The 16 year old from Havertown, P.A. was charged with possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, possession of an unlawful weapon, robbery with a weapon, numerous counts of burglary and theft.
The 17 year old female from Ocean City, NJ. was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance under 50 grams, possession of paraphernalia, conspiracy to commit robbery, and theft.
The 17 year male from Villas, N.J. was charged with burglary, theft, conspiracy to commit robbery, and receiving stolen property.
The 16 year old male from Wildwood Crest, N.J. was charged with burglary, theft, and receiving stolen property.
All 4 juveniles were released to their respective parents.
The Wildwood Crest Police Department asks that anyone who may have been the victim of a recent theft from a motor vehicle to contact Det. Edward Gorski at 609-522-2456.
The Wildwood Crest Police Department also urges that all residents secure their vehicles properly. All of the victim’s vehicles were entered through unlocked doors or windows.
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