Husband and wife arrested in EHT burglary
A husband and wife burglarized an Egg Harbor Township home together, according to police. Elaine and Peter Thomas have been charged after video captured the burglary in the township’s West Atlantic City section on March 15. Eleven days later, the owner reported the summer home on Oxford Place had been burglarized. The investigation by Detective Reynold Theriault also led to Peter Thomas, 47, being linked to a March 16 armed robbery at a gas station. Just after midnight March 16 — hours after the West Atlantic City home was burglarized — a gun-wielding man robbed the Conoco Gas Station on the Black Horse Pike also in West Atlantic City. Younis Perves, 57, told police that a man forced his way into the gas booth with a gun and demanded money from the register. He then fled on foot west with an undetermined amount of cash and cigarettes. Perves was not hurt in the incident. The Thomases are both being held in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.