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Men charged in bathtub robbery

June 26, 2008 at 1:30 AM

MERRICK, N.Y., June 26 (UPI) -- Two New York men are facing criminal charges after police allegedly found them trying to steal a bathtub from a home, officials said.

Luis Lopez, 36, of Bayville and Franklin Vasquez, 32, of Hempstead were taken into police custody and charged with burglary after they were accused of attempting to steal a bathtub and construction items from a Merrick, N.Y., home, Newsday reported Wednesday.

Nassau County police found the men after someone reported a robbery was taking place at the home, which was undergoing construction.

The pair faced arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead, the report said.

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