Two local men were arrested early Saturday for allegedly attempting to steal valuable copper tubing from the roof of Stratford's Shakespeare Theatre.
According to a report in the Connecticut Post, Anthony Maseto, of Stratford, and Matthew Iannone, of Milford, were arrested after police noticed a vehicle parked near the historic Elm Street theatre.
After a brief search of the grounds, the men were apprehended and arrested shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, police reportedly told the newspaper. Police said they were attempting to steal piping from the theatre's air-conditioning system, then flee in the nearby vehicle, according to the Post.
Maseto and Iannone were charged with third-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, first-degree criminal mischief, criminal trespass and fifth-degree larceny, according to the newspaper.
Back in March, the theatre was victim to another burglary when two painted steel shields were stolen from the building's balcony.