Authorities have two men in custody after they were caught inside a vacant school early Monday morning.
Police say it appears the men were trying to steal copper and wire.
Police blocked each entrance to Paul Robeson Middle School located in the 8200 block Holmes Road just after 4 a.m. Monday, as several officers used their spot lights to illuminate the neighborhood.
A school district security guard performing building checks heard voices inside the school. He saw someone hiding behind a door, so he called 911.
Two men were taken into custody, but police continue to look for possibly two other men.
Those charged Monday afternoon were Curtiz M. Brown, 46, and Antonio C. Collins, 27. Brown was charged with second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools. Collins was charged with second-degree burglary.
Police found bolt cutters, pliers, a wrench, a screwdriver, two hacksaw blades and a flashlight. These items allegedly belonged to Brown. Copper wiring had been cut.
Collins claimed he was sleeping outside the front door and said he had no knowledge about a burglary. Brown said he too had no knowledge about a burglary and "stated that he was there to find a person who had been missing for 1 1/2 days," according to court documents.
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Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:00:37 GMT
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