Burglars sawed into Target, caught on roof, cops say

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.

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