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New Jersey men take taxi to robbery, don't pay driver

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Daniel Uria
A pair of burglars in New Jersey took a taxi to rob a home and did not pay their driver upon arriving at their apartment. The driver contacted police and the two men were arrested as authorities returned the stolen goods. File photo by Billie Jean Shaw/UPI
A pair of burglars in New Jersey took a taxi to rob a home and did not pay their driver upon arriving at their apartment. The driver contacted police and the two men were arrested as authorities returned the stolen goods. File photo by Billie Jean Shaw/UPI

DEAL, N.J., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Two men in 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 the entered a home, Deal police Sgt. Brian Egan told NJ.com.

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The two 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, according to Philly Voice.

Asbury Park police contacted police in Deal, who determined the house had been burgled and returned the stolen items.

Burke and Foote 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.

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