Burglaries in alleged crime spree top 100

A Harrisburg area man already jailed on a long list of burglaries in Cumberland, Dauphin and York counties has been charged with additional crimes.

Carroll Township police said 23-year-old Robert J. Funk admitted to several burglaries at housing developments in Carroll and Monaghan townships between 2011 and 2013.

Funk stole about $15,000 worth of property during the burglaries, which he then sold at flea markets, police said.

In one incident, police said an estimated $10,000 dollars worth of tools were taken.

Overall, police believe Funk stole more than a million dollars worth of tools and equipment from sheds, garages and construction trailers in central Pennsylvania during a two-year crime spree.

Investigators said he searched country roads late at night for riding mowers, powers tools and anything else he could resell quickly at flea markets. He told authorities he used the money to support his family, police said.

The latest charges bring the total against him to 556, including 109 counts of burglary.

For the crimes in Carroll and Monaghan townships, Funk was charged with six counts each of burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property.

Silver Spring Township police initially charged Funk with 67 counts of burglary and other crimes in March, and have since added 10 additional burglaries, according to court documents.

Fairview Township police charged Funk in nine burglaries, and state police in Harrisburg charged him in 17 burglaries last month.

He is being held in the Cumberland County Prison.

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