Lancaster Township Burglar Admits to Targeting Neighbors in January Spree

A Lancaster Township man admitted to targeting five of his neighbor’s homes in a burglary spree earlier this year.

Gary Lee Hollow Jr., 35, pleaded guilty Thursday in Lancaster County Court to five felony counts of burglary and related counts of theft and criminal mischief.

Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker accepted the plea and will order sentence after a background check is completed in a couple months.

Hollow has numerous prior convictions, including for felony burglary, which will be presented for President Judge Reinaker to consider for sentencing.

First Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Larsen is prosecuting.

Hollow broke into basement windows of homes on Chadwick Circle and Judie Lane between Jan. 12 and 26, and stole more than $10,000 in jewelry, cash, electronics, and other items.

Hollow lived at 1618 Chadwick Circle, in a neighborhood off Wabank Road, at the time of the spree.

He will be ordered to pay restitution for the stolen items, as well as damages to the windows.                  

Police developed Hollow as a suspect after it was discovered he had been pawning some items from the burglaries. He was arrested at a Lancaster city pawn shop. Hollow admitted to police to breaking into the homes.

Manheim Township police Detective Steven Newman filed charges.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; Twitter: @BrettHambright