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ST. LOUIS – Two men are charged with stealing air conditioners after police pulled them over along Interstate 44 near Grand Boulevard early Thursday morning.

Geoffrey Blake Pritchard, 23, and Erle John Croft Jr. are accused of stealing from a business in the 2100 block of Vandeventer Avenue.

Police say Pritchard and Croft used bolt cutters to break into the business, and then piled the machines into their truck.

Pritchard and Croft are each charged with stealing, first-degree trespassing, second-degree property damage, and possession of burglar's tools.

A witness saw the crime and called police.

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