Authorities with the Northern Cambria Police Department say two men are facing charges, accused of burglarizing and stealing copper piping from a local residence.
Police say on Nov. 10th, officers were dispatched to the home, located along Elder Avenue, after the homeowner’s fiancée reported that it had been burglarized.
Upon further investigation, authorities discovered that nearly 200 feet of copper piping had been stripped from the basement of the home.
Police say the victims also reported that various tools had been stolen as well.
Investigators noted that nearby surveillance video, from a neighbor, showed an unknown vehicle arriving at the home at the time of the burglary.
Police say one of the suspects, identified as 55-year-old Timothy Boyle, was later taken into custody, during a traffic stop, and was questioned about the burglary.
Authorities say Boyle admitted to breaking into the home, along with another man, 53-year-old Thomas Lighthill, and told police that the stolen items were transported to a local tattoo shop.
Police say surveillance video in the area of the tattoo shop corroborated Boyle’s claim as it reportedly showed the two men unloading the stolen items from the vehicle.
Authorities say both Boyle and Lighthill have since been taken into custody and face numerous charges including burglary, criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief.
Online court records show that Boyle was released on unsecured bail while Lighthill is being housed at the Cambria County Prison.