2 took taxi to rob house and then stiffed driver, police say

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Posted: Nov 09, 2016 2:18 PM

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two men took a taxi to a home they planned to rob but then stiffed the driver on the fare, leading him to report them to police.

Deal police say 46-year-old Kenneth Burke and 38-year-old Timothy Foote are charged with burglary, conspiracy, theft and criminal trespass.

Authorities say the men told the driver to wait outside the home Friday, and they soon returned with a television and liquor bottles. The driver then took them to an apartment in Asbury Park, but they didn't pay the fare.

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The driver called Asbury Park police, who soon notified Deal police about the burglary.

Bail was set at $20,000. It wasn't clear Wednesday if either had an attorney.