Two Wall men were arrested and charged following a break-in at a Route 34 retailer, police said.
Vincent Petrucelli, 20, of Shadowbrook Drive and Christopher Hayes, 19, of Sea Girt Ave., were arrested and charged in connection with the Tuesday night burglary of Bill’s Work Clothes, 2369 Route 34, Lt. Walter Pomphrey said.
Police arrived at the clothing retailer around 9:45 p.m. after an alarm at the store had been tripped, alerting authorities. Officers spotted a black pickup truck in the lot and a man fleeing into the woods behind the store. More police arrived, along with a K-9 unit. A search to Ramshorn Drive turned up empty, Pomphrey said.
The rear door to the clothing store had pry marks and other damage, and police turned their attention to the pickup truck, which was registered to Petrucelli’s address on Shadowbrook Drive, Pomphrey said.
Petrucelli and Hayes were arrested and charged with a single count each of third degree burglary, fourth degree possession of buglary tools, fourth degree criminal mischief and fourth degree resisting arrest, Pomphrey said.
Bail was set at $23,000 each. The pair was release after posting bond, Pomphrey said.