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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sgt. Kevin Rehmann, x6515

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 02, 2003


 
 
STATE POLICE ARREST ATLANTIC CITY ROBBERY SUSPECTS

     ATLANTIC CITY-State Police detectives assigned to the Division of Gaming Enforcement, assisted by Atlantic City Police, Pleasantville Police, Egg Harbor City Police, Vineland Police, and the FBI Violent Fugitive Task Force, have arrested four additional suspects wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies at the Sands, Bally's Park Place, and Trump Plaza casinos.

     VINCENT NELSON, age 24, of Pleasantville, surrendered to detectives accompanied by his attorney, and was lodged in the Atlantic County Jail pending arraignment.

     EUGENE WILDER, age 31, of Atlantic City, was located at a residence on West Pleasant Avenue in Pleasantville after a brief foot chase, and lodged in the Atlantic County Jail.

     KEANE BLANN, age 32 of Atlantic City, was also at the Pleasant Avenue address but escaped apprehension. BLANN was later taken into custody in Egg Harbor City and lodged in the Atlantic County Jail. BLANN had been listed as an unidentified suspect in this case.

     EARL DENNIS, age 29, of Atlantic City, was located by members of the Atlantic City Police Department at the Atlantic Motor Inn on Pennsylvania Avenue in Atlantic City. He was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Atlantic County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail, pending arraignment.

     This investigation was a "text book example of old fashioned police work, coupled with a tremendous cooperative effort among local, state, and federal police agencies, as well as strong public support," stated State Police Captain David Grusemeyer, commander of the State Police Casino Investigation Bureau.

     

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