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October 4, 2012

Police: Credit card key to Pa. burglary, arrest

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Two men jailed on charges they burglarized a western Pennsylvania church were caught after state police found a personal credit card one of the suspects dropped, which they had to use to jimmy open a door after locking themselves inside the building.

An attorney for 27-year-old Ian Koval didn't immediately return a call for comment Tuesday, when he and Woodrow Engle, also 27, were scheduled for a preliminary hearing on the charges. Court records don't list an attorney for Engle.

State police say the men burglarized the Somerset Church of the Brethren on Thursday and stole a church debit card they used to withdraw $904 from an automatic teller machine.

Police say they identified the men from surveillance video at the machine — and by tracing the name on the credit card they dropped.

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