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November 09, 2016

Police: Jersey Shore men take taxi to allegedly rob a house, refuse to pay driver

Two men from the Jersey Shore are facing criminal charges after police say they allegedly took a taxi cab to rob a house and then did not pay their fare, officials said Wednesday.

The Asbury Park Police Department were asked to respond to respond to a possible robbery in Deal Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, around 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 4.

A taxi driver called authorities after Kenneth Burke, 46 from Asbury Park and Timothy Foote, 38 of Ocean Township, are accused of allegedly taking the car to a house and asking the driver to wait in the car, according to the Deal Police Department.

The two then allegedly returned to the car with a TV and a handful of liquor bottles. The driver called police after he took the two to an apartment in Asbury Park and they did not pay their total.

The stolen goods were later returned to the homeowner, police said.

Burke and Foote are charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, criminal trespassing and theft. They were taken to Monmouth County Correctional Institution and their bail was set at $20,000.

Their court dates are pending.