EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ (CBS) – Two South Jersey men were arrested for attempted robbery at an Egg Harbor Township residence.

On Thursday, May 10th at approximately 2:42 p.m., Egg Harbor police responded to a residence on School House Road in the Scullville section of the township for reports of a burglary in progress.

Police were able to arrest the suspects as they left a wooded area near the residence.

Twenty-one-year-old Francisco Ortiz and 18-year-old Jesse Carter, both from Galloway Township, were arrested and charged. Ortiz was charged with attempted burglary and Carter with conspiracy.

Police also say that they are investigating a series of home burglaries on or near Schoolhouse Lane over the past six months. They suspect that Ortiz and Carter were driven to the area by an unknown third suspect. Anyone with information regarding this incident or previous incidents is asked to contact at 652-1234, 1-800-658-8477(TIPS) or at

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