Burglary (Attempted) 138 Locust St. 8/28/2018 ***Suspect identified and charged***



On 28 August 2018 at approximately 2000 hrs. Off. Krause arrived at 138 Locust St. for a complaint of trespassing that was not in progress. 

I.T. personell from the adjoining church had reviewed footage from an earlier motion activation. The activation occurred at approximately 1017 - 1029 hrs. on 28 August 2018. The review showed that an unknown male attempted to force entry into a secured building that is owned by the church. The male was not able to gain entry to the building.

Still images from the security footage showed the suspect's face and clothing. Those images are attached. 

The suspect is a B/M last seen wearing a striped blue tank top, red shorts , white Adidas sneakers and a dark colored back pack.

Anyone with information on this incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Det. Toby Hickey at 717-735-3344 hickeyt@lancasterpolice.com or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

***** NEW INFORMATION 12/13/2018*****

Det. Drouillard was able to identify the suspect as Hilary Gbotoe M/21 Homeless Lancaster, PA. A warrant was obtained for Gbotoe. Gbotoe was taken into custody on 10/18/2018. He was arraigned and committed to LCP in lieu of $40,000 bail. 

All persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in court.

Hilary Gbotoe  M/21  Homeless  Lancaster, PA

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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