DEAL, New Jersey – Two men in the northeastern U.S. state of New Jersey were arrested after taking a taxi to rob a home and refusing to pay their driver.
Kenneth Burke, 46, and Timothy Foote, 38, took a taxi to a neighborhood in Deal Township and asked the driver to wait outside as they entered a home, police officials said.
The pair later emerged from the home with a television and several liquor bottles and rode the cab back to an apartment in Asbury Park.
Upon their arrival Burke and Foote left the taxi without paying their fare, prompting the driver to call Asbury Park police, the UPI reported.
The two were taken to Monmouth County Correctional Institution and charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespassing and theft. Their bail was set at $20,000 and their court dates are pending.
Asbury Park police contacted police in Deal, who determined the house had been burgled and returned the stolen items.