A.C. police credit new tech in arrest

ATLANTIC CITY  The police department’s new surveillance center was “instrumental” in apprehending a man who allegedly stole a handbag Monday, the department said in a statement.

A 36-year-old Egg Harbor City man, Neil Rivera, allegedly entered the Knife and Fork restaurant on Atlantic Avenue through a back door Monday morning, before the business opened, He grabbed an employee’s handbag and fled, police said.

Using the surveillance center equipment, officers were able to track Rivera’s movements and saw him at Hartford and Pacific avenues, where he placed the bag in a trashcan, police said. He was arrested by Officer Autumn Mason shortly …read more

Source: NJ.com Atlantic

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