Two Men Take Taxi To Robbery, Don't Pay Driver

Two men have been arrested after they took a taxi to a burglary but didn't pay the driver who contacted the police

Timothy Foote and Kenneth Burke
From left: Timothy Foote and Kenneth Burke, New Jersey Department of Corrections

Two men were arrested after they did not pay the taxi driver after they used him to aid them in their burglary, the taxi driver called the police which led to their arrest, the incident occurred in Deal Township in Monmouth County, New Jersey.

The incident occurred on Friday the 4th of November, 46-year-old Kenneth Burke from Asbury Park and Timothy Foote, 38 of Ocean Township, took a taxi to a home in Deal Township and told the taxi driver to wait for them as they exited the vehicle.

The pair were seen walking towards the home and later returned tot he vehicle carrying a television set and several liquor bottles. They requested the taxi driver to drive them back to an apartment in Ashbury Park, the taxi driver obliged. 

When they reached their destination the two men did not pay the driver for his services. The taxi driver contacted Asbury Park Police Department and reported the evasion of his fare and the suspicious activity of the customers.

Police in Deal Township were contacted and the home burglary was confirmed. Foote and Burke were apprehended and the stolen goods were returned to the homeowner.

Kenneth Burke and Timothy 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.



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