3 charged in Elizabethtown gun store burglary

From left: Parrise Valentine, Lena Griffith, and Shawn Prim. (submitted)

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – Three Maryland people with significant ties to the Bloods and Crips street gangs have been charged with a burglary at the Trop Gun Shop, police said.

gun-shop-theft-e1464634451996Parrise “Prince” Valentine, 25, of Edgewood; Lena L. Griffith, 32, of Abington; and Shawn “Magic” Prim, 29, of Havre De Grace, are charged with burglary, theft, and other charges in regard to the incident May 29, when police said two men smashed the front glass door and display cases to steal nine handguns.

Valentine had one of the stolen guns when he was arrested last month in Lycoming County. Griffith was arrested June 1 on unrelated charges. Prim remains at large and likely has one of the stolen guns, police said.

Investigators believe gang members have the remaining guns.

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