Two New York men were charged with attempted burglary after they tried to break into a Valley Road home Tuesday morning, Wayne Police said.
Off-duty police Det. Sean Mitchell observed Lonzo Bagley, 37, and Tyrene Rickman, 33, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., walking from the rear yard of a residence on Valley Road near Andover Drive at shortly before 11 a.m., Det./Capt. James Clarke said.
Mitchell detained the two men while detectives responded to the residence and confirmed the attempted burglary, Clarke said. A resident of the house notified police of the incident around the same time, Clarke said.
Video surveillance from a camera on the property showed the men forced open a gate to the backyard and attempted to break into the house, Clarke said. Detectives viewed the footage at the residence.
Clarke said the woman had the ability to view surveillance footage on her smart phone.
Complaints filed by police state the men were in possession of bolt cutters, a pry bar and a tire iron, Clarke said.
The residence is located in the area where a rash of burglaries and attempted burglaries occurred earlier in the year.
Bail was set at $75,000 for Bagley and $50,000 for Rickman with no 10 percent option. They were scheduled to be transported to the Passaic County Jail Tuesday night.
The men were arraigned Tuesday afternoon. The men are scheduled to appear in Wayne Municipal Court on Thursday afternoon.