HARTFORD (WKZO) -- It was an ill-conceived crime, poorly executed that was high risk and low return to begin with.
This morning two men are in custody and a third still on the run. They broke into Clark’s Scrap yard in Lawrence Township, and started loading scrap metal and car parts into a pick-up truck, for sale presumably to another junk yard.
The three suspects from Hartford were confronted by the owner and a neighbor who had already called Van Buren County Deputies.
The three suspects ran off on foot leaving their pick-up truck. Police were able to identify all three of them from items they left behind. Two were picked up by responding deputies and are expected to be charged with breaking and entering and larceny. A warrant is being sought for the third man.