One charged, another man sought in armed robbery

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NORTH CAPE MAY — One man is in custody, and police are searching for a second after an armed robbery at the Townbank Manor Apartments at 620 Townbank Road.

Police say they found a loaded pump action shotgun in the woods soon after the robbery, which took place just after 11 p.m. Thursday, July 25.

According to police, the victim was taking out the trash, and when returning to his residence he was approached by two armed men. One wore  a bandana, the other a white hockey mask. They demanded he empty his pockets, and took the keys to his vehicle.

He ran into the residence, and the two robbers tried to force their way in. Others in the home held the door shut while they tried push the door in, according to police.

Lower Township Patrol Officers immediately responded to the area to conduct a search. Located by Police Officers

In a small wooded area near Townbank Road, the officers found a dark colored ball cap, a dark colored sweatshirt and a loaded pump-action shotgun. About a block away,  officers stopped a suspect. While speaking to him it was discovered he had and outstanding warrant for his arrest, according to Lower Township Police. During a search, additional evidence led to his arrest for the robbery which occurred moments earlier at Townbank Manor Apartments.

 Lower Township Detectives responded to the area along with the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Unit to assist with the investigation.

Arrested was Kenyatta Mitchell of 3910 Bayshore Road, North Cape May. He was charged with robbery, burglary and numerous weapons offenses. Bail was set at $100,000, and he was sent to county jail.

The second suspect is still at large and is described as a black man, wearing a hoodie, a dark pair of jeans with a thin build.

The investigation was ongoing when police released the information on Friday, and asked anyone with information to contact Lower Township Police Department safe neighborhoods tip line at 886-1619 ext. 156 or Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 465-2800. All information will remain confidential and May be reported anonymously.

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