Police charge two in Ventnor deli robbery

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VENTNOR – Police here arrested two people Saturday, May 24 and charged them in connection with an alleged armed robbery at a Winchester Avenue Deli the day before.

According to a press release from Public Information Officer Detective Lt. Steven Ireland, who investigated the case along with Det. Thomas Schallus, police charged Ryan M. McCann of Ventnor with robbery, aggravated assault, theft and related weapons and drug charges. Bail was set at $200,000 and he was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

According to police, the robbery occurred at 4:25 p.m. on Friday, May 23 when a man brandished a handgun and threatened the store clerk. The robber made off with the cash in the register, and left the area in a light green sedan. No one was hurt. Police broadcast the getaway car, but it was not found.

The next day, officers Mark Suprun and Patrick Hiltner saw a vehicle matching the description given the day before in the unit-block of North Newport Avenue. Police stopped the vehicle after identifying it as the one used in the robbery. Detectives responded to the scene and after further investigation charges were filed.

The vehicle was impounded and McCann arrested along with his passenger, Debra Daisey of EggHarborTownship. Daisey was charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and related drug charges. Her bail was set at $7,500 and she was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

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