Police: Milton Man Charged With Stealing $100,000 In Fishing Gear From Lewes Harbour Marina

Lewes Police have charged a man with felony theft after his employer files a complaint, according to Chief Thomas Spell.

Spell said on July 2, 2022, the Lewes Police Department received a complaint that a two-year employee was stealing from the Lewes Harbour Marina located on Anglers Road in Lewes.

Detective Casey Crapps was able to confirm that Thomas Serbin, 51, of Milton, the store manager, had over the course of his employment committed dozens of thefts from the store said Spell.

A search warrant was obtained and executed on July 12 at Serbin’s residence. During the search, members of the Lewes Police Department located well in excess of $100,000 of merchandise stolen from the store, according to Spell. Stolen proceeds consisted of 115 fishing rods, 125 high-end fishing reels, over 50,000 yards of high-end fishing line, hundreds of items of saltwater fishing tackle/lures and numerous other fishing equipment and merchandise said Spell.

Serbin was arrested and charged with one count of Felony Level Theft and released on bail. The case will be reviewed with the Attorney General’s Office for potential upgrade.

Spell said that Detectives believe that Serbin was also selling and bartering property belonging to Lewes Harbor Marina. Police are asking anyone that has received property from Serbin at his residence or at discounted rates or for barter, to contact the Lewes Police Department at 645-6264.