Tren­ton cops bust up at­tempted liquor heist at South Rio

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS - By Isaac Avilucea iav­ilucea@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @IsaacAvilucea on Twit­ter

TREN­TON » Two men who tried to jack thou­sands of dol­lars in al­co­hol got bot­tled up by the cops as they tried to make a brazen es­cape out a back door.

It hap­pened shortly be­fore 1 a.m. Thurs­day when cops re­sponded to the South Rio bar on the 100 block of South War­ren Street.

A dis­patcher was told sev­eral peo­ple were seen on a cam­era in­side the build­ing. Mul­ti­ple cruis­ers sur­rounded the bar as cops set up a perime­ter and brought in a po­lice dog to sweep the bar.

In­side they found Martin Dock­ery, 41, and Corry Tucker, 43, who tried to es­cape through a back door. They were or­dered at gun­point to stop and put in hand­cuffs.

Cops dis­cov­ered huge garbage buck­ets full of al­co­hol bot­tles the two men planned to steal.

Po­lice dis­cov­ered the locked-up liquor room had been pil­fered, al­though it was un­clear how the two men got in­side.

More bot­tles were found stacked in boxes as cops es­ti­mated the two at­tempted to steal $10,000 worth of liquor.

Both were charged with bur­glary, theft and pos­ses­sion of bur­glar tools in con­nec­tion with the at­tempted al­co­hol heist.

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