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State Police: Man broke into cars to feed his 9- and 12-year-old sons

Posted 1/16/18

State Police have charged an Enola man with committing multiple break-ins of vehicles in Londonderry and Conewago townships from March 2016 to March 2017.

Police in arrest papers filed with …

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State Police: Man broke into cars to feed his 9- and 12-year-old sons

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State Police have charged an Enola man with committing multiple break-ins of vehicles in Londonderry and Conewago townships from March 2016 to March 2017.

Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David Judy alleged that Franklin Roosevelt Kuhn Jr., 54, of the 100 block of East Shady Lane, was the culprit behind 10 separate incidents that were reported to police during the period.

In several cases Kuhn entered a vehicle by breaking a window and then removing items from inside. In other cases Kuhn matched the description of a man who was seen looking inside of multiple vehicles.

Police estimated the total amount of damage to the vehicles at $1,744.95, and the estimated combined value of all cash and merchandise taken by Kuhn to be $216.

Police said that Kuhn confessed to the thefts.

Kuhn told them he would park his white 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van in a gravel pull-off along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, underneath where Colebrook Road passes overhead.

Kuhn would then walk into his targeted areas, sometimes as far as a few miles from where he was parked. He targeted unlocked vehicles, but would break the window if he saw something of value inside.

Kuhn told police he committed the thefts so he could “feed” his 9- and 12-year-old sons.

On Jan. 5 police charged Kuhn with four counts of theft from a motor vehicle, 11 counts of loitering and prowling at night and possessing instruments of crime, and seven counts of criminal mischief.

A preliminary hearing before Judy is scheduled for Feb. 20.