Toms River police arrested a Stafford Township man who they say was
behind three bank robberies in Toms River over the past several weeks.
Bayham, 41, of Stowaway Road, was arrested Sunday night and charged in
all three robberies after officers noticed a car that matched the
description of a suspect vehicle that was apparently used in one of the
robberies, Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said Monday.
vehicle was stopped on Adams Avenue at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon by
Officers Jennifer Grob and Samantha Sutter, Mastronardy said.
"The driver provided information that led to the suspect," said Mastronardy.
is suspected of being behind a July 22 robbery of the OceanFirst branch
on Route 37, a July 29 robbery of the Sovereign Bank branch on Route 37
and the Aug. 2 robbery of the OceanFirst branch on Route 70.
Randy Petrick, Thomas DiMichele, Pat Jaques and Roger Hull,
along with FBI agent Tim Flannelly, followed up on the initial
investigation, along with Brick Township Police, said Mastronardy.
Stafford Township police assisted in the arrest, which took place at
about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Bayham is being held in the Ocean County Jail in lieu of $400,000 cash bail.