Two men are under arrest after police say they sawed their way into a closed northeast Philadelphia Target store in an early morning burglary attempt.
Police say they found the men around 5 a.m. Wednesday in a ventilation unit on the store’s roof, ending a search that began about four hours earlier.
Security officers spotted two men heading for the electronics department with backpacks in hand around 1:15 a.m. A three-foot hole was found in a steel door.
Officers blocked the store’s entrances and swept through the store’s aisles and air ducts before eventually tracking the men to the roof.
A police dog aided in the search.
Police say Philadelphia-area Target stores have been burglarized six times in the last month. They say about $100,000 of merchandise has been taken.