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Two Sea Isle City men were arrested in the robbery of a man at gunpoint inside his home early Sunday morning.

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James J. Schneider, 32, and Mark J. Ferrari Jr., 26, are charged with robbery, burglary, theft and conspiracy, police said. They were taken to Cape May County Jail on $200,000 bail each.

They are accused of tricking Dennis Bestanic Jr. into opening the door of his Sea Isle City home at about 3 a.m. Sunday morning, forcing their way inside by showing a handgun and demanding money.

Bestanic was struck in the head with the gun at one point during the attack, police said, and he was forced into a closet by one man while the other searched the house for money.

The two men left the home with two LCD televisions, a DVD player and Bestanic's cell phone, police said.

Bestanic was eventually able to free himself from the closet and reported the attack by flagging down a Sea Isle City police officer.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Sea Isle City Detective Bureau at 609-263-7132 or Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800.

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