LANCASTER— Four juveniles and an 18-year-old woman were arrested Tuesday for stealing a handgun, jewelry, rare coins and other items from a Lancaster home, authorities said.
Alexis Gillon and four boys, ages 16 and 17, are facing charges of residential burglary for breaking into a home in the 600 block of Oldfield Street in Lancaster. The alleged thieves were captured shortly after the burglary, thanks to several alert neighbors who lead deputies directly to the home where suspects were hiding.
The following is the press release from the Lancaster Station:
The incident began when a resident reported seeing three young men climb over his backyard fence [near Oldfield Street].
As the deputies were searching the area for the men, they found a home in the 600 block of Oldfield Street that had been burglarized.
As they continued their search, the deputies were contacted by several more residents who had seen the men run into a home located in the 44400 block of Andale Street.
Deputies from Lancaster Station’s Burglary Suppression Team searched the Andale Street home and found the three men, as well as two other suspects who had acted as “lookouts” during the crime.
The Burglary Team also found and recovered several items that had been stolen from the Oldfield home. The items included a handgun, jewelry and several rare coins.
Arrested were: 18-year-old Alexis Gillon and four male juveniles, ages 16 and 17. All of the suspects are facing charges of residential burglary.
Some of the burglary suspects lived at the home on Andale Street, where they were all arrested, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Michael Rust. It was unclear whether the suspects were related, Rust said.