More police, substation eyed for Atlantic City Boardwalk after death of store owner

More police, substation eyed for Atlantic City Boardwalk after death of store owner

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2021, 9:40 AM

Updated 1,137 days ago

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Atlantic City officials plan to increase police patrols on the Boardwalk, and are considering locating a police substation on the walkway after the death of a store owner last week.
Mehmood Ansari collapsed after a confrontation with two youths who are charged with robbing his store on April 1.
Police outlined the security measures during a community meeting Thursday. They include the hiring this week of nine new police officers, and the scheduled hiring next week of 15 others.
Both those measures had been planned before last week’s incident. The head of a merchants’ association says store owners have been victimized by groups of juveniles who steal from the shops.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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