PATERSON, N.J. – Police in northern New Jersey nabbed three alleged burglars who fled an apartment with just $2 in change and left behind the keys to their getaway car.
Authorities say the gun-toting men entered an apartment in Paterson early Friday, expecting to find loads of money.
Realizing they targeted the wrong residence after they woke up a man who then fought with them, the men fled with just a 3-foot, beer bottle-shaped piggy bank containing the coins.
Police soon arrived. After finding the keys in a bedroom, they used the car alarm to locate a deserted vehicle in a nearby parking lot. Its registration led them to the alleged robbers, who were sitting in a taxi outside one suspect's home.
The three men face robbery, burglary and weapons charges.