Two men who told police they broke into a home because they were thinking about buying it are facing charges, officials said.
Steve J. Truncale and David M. Makuta Jr. were taken into custody at about 7:10 p.m. Thursday as they left a home at 2596 Norton Ave., Palmer Twp., Northampton Co., officials said.
Police were called to the address by a neighbor who reported the house was being burglarized, and when they arrived, officers saw vehicles owned by Truncale and Makuta in the driveway and a flashlight shining inside the home, officials said.
Officers also found an air-conditioner had been pulled from a bathroom window and left lying on the ground, officials said.
At police headquarters, Truncale said he and Makuta met at the home because they were trying to buy it, officials said, adding that Truncale admitted removing the air conditioner, climbing in the bathroom window and letting Makuta in the front door.
A crowbar was later found in Truncale's vehicle, officials said.
Truncale, 51, of 9 Concord Court, Forks Twp., Northampton Co., , and Makuta, 31, of 1239 Spruce St., Easton, were arraigned early Friday morning on charges of conspiracy and criminal trespass, and each was committed to the Northampton County Prison on $7,500, according to court documents.
A preliminary hearing for both men is set for 9 a.m. Sept. 28.