ATLANTIC CITY — It has been almost three years since the city council banned the sale of realistic toy guns, but police patrolling the boardwalk this week found one merchant who may not have gotten the memo.

On Monday morning, police officers noticed a sign in the Bags and Accessories store on the boardwalk advertising the sale of BB guns. After entering the store, the police confiscated a total of 62 firearms.

According to the police, the seized items "appeared to be real in relation to size, weight, and color with the exception of an orange tip at the end of the barrel." They said because the orange tips can be removed it, "could cause a potentially dangerous or fatal situation." Officials said the fake guns had been used in robberies.

Store owner Naman Rafi was issued a citation for possession and sale of the firearms, police said.

Police are encouraging anyone with information about other stores selling similar items to contact the criminal investigations section at 609-347-5766. Information can also be texted to tip411 with ACPD at the start of the text and all information will remain anonymous.

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