NC men accused of burglary try at NJ drug store

Police officers survey the damage to a Citibank branch amidst concern of looting in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, on Mermaid Avenue in the Coney Island section of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Sandy, the storm that made landfall Monday, caused multiple fatalities, halted mass transit and cut power to more than 6 million homes and businesses. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

November 24, 2012 9:32:10 AM PST
Two North Carolina men who came to New Jersey to help the state recover from Superstorm Sandy are now accused of trying to rob a drug store.

Hillside police say 28-year-old David Dockery of Morganton and 34-year-old Jerry Lee Williams of Hickory were arrested Thanksgiving night and charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

Officers responding to an alarm around 11:45 p.m. found someone had broken a store window and tried to pry open a lock. The two men were soon found in a cargo van that was traveling on railroad tracks behind the store.

Authorities say Dockery and Williams had been subcontracted by Comcast to perform repairs in areas that were hit by the storm. It wasn't known Saturday if either man had retained an attorney.