SOMERS POINT – A Sea Aire Apartments employee and three others have been charged with a series of burglaries that took place at the apartment complex over the last two months.
Police Chief Michael Boyd said a two-month-long investigation into six burglaries and an armed robbery at the Sea Aire Apartments on Chapman Boulevard concluded Monday with the arrest of four Somers Point residents.
Jewelry, electronics, money and other miscellaneous items were taken in the burglaries, which Boyd said occurred between the end of May and the beginning of July.
Police said Corey Blythe, 22, of Somers Point, also entered the apartment of an elderly woman on June 28 and demanded money from her while brandishing an imitation handgun. Blythe did not receive any money in the robbery, police said, but was charged with robbery, possession of a weapon and aggravated assault, in addition to the burglaries. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice facility on a $100,000 cash bail.
Sara Bisher, 29, of Somers Point, was charged with conspiracy in the robbery, receiving stolen property and multiple counts of burglary. And Patrick Allen, 28, of Somers Point, was charged with multiple counts of burglary and conspiracy.
Police said Joseph Lombardi, 33, of Somers Point, who was a maintenance worker at the apartment complex, facilitated the burglaries by providing keys to the other suspects and information on when residents would not be home.
Lombardi was charged with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.
All of the suspects were transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
The case was investigated by detectives Roy Gandy and Bob Gray of the Somers Point Police Department.