Two arrested for business theft in York

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – Two men have been arrested in connection with multiple burglaries at convenience stores and small businesses in York City that were reported over several months.

York City police said surveillance video and other evidence showed two suspects stole a car and broke into several stores in one night. These crime sprees occurred several times a week at night.

The break-ins were reported from late August through November and caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage and loss of cash and merchandise.

According to York Police, Jelani Gassama and Joseph Lugo-Nazario, both 19 years old and from York, were arrested and charged in connection with the burglary with the assistance of surrounding authorities.

According to police, Gassama was arrested in October on unrelated charges and charged with 21 burglaries as well as other theft and conspiracy charges.

Lugo-Nazario was arrested Nov. 8 with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and charged with 31 counts of burglary and five counts of vehicle theft.

Gassama and Lugo-Nazario are being held without bail in the York County Jail.

Police continue to work to identify and locate a third suspect.

James Brien

James Brien is a WSTNewsPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined WSTNewsPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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