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Harrisburg man arrested for 67 West Shore burglaries

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A Harrisburg man has been arrested on charges stemming from 67 burglaries in the West Shore area.

Robert J. Funk, 23, is accused of stealing property from sheds, garages and construction trailers for nearly two years between January 2012 and December 2013, according to Silver Spring Township police.

Police said he admitted to the burglaries and others in Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, and York counties.

"Most of the items that were stolen went right to the flea markets. He would steal the items one evening and then take it to the flea market the next morning," Silver Spring Detective Jared Huff said.

"He was strictly doing these break-ins to support his family."

Funk was arrested Tuesday and charged with 67 counts each of burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.

Police said Funk would drive on country roads late at night and look for riding mowers, power tools, and anything else he could re-sell quickly.

"Victims alone in Silver Spring Township, we estimate between $200,000 and $400,000. Throughout all six counties, I would estimate well over a million dollars," Huff said.

Funk was sent to Cumberland County Prison on $500,000 bail, pending a preliminary hearing set for April 9.

Police said the case remains active and the investigation is ongoing.

 

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