Repeat burglar to serve up to 23 years in prison

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LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster Township man who went on a burglary spree in his neighborhood last January will serve a 10-to-23-year prison sentence.

Judge Dennis Reinaker also ordered 35-year-old Gary Lee Hollow Jr., to pay back about $5,000 in remaining restitution to the neighbors he targeted.

In August, Hollow pleaded guilty to the five burglaries that took place between Jan. 12 and Jan. 26.

Hollow forced his way into the homes through basement windows, taking jewelry, cash, and electronics, authorities said. He was later arrested while pawning some of the items at a Lancaster city pawn shop.

In court, Hollow claimed that his drug addiction led him to commit the crimes.

Assistant District Attorney Christopher P. Larsen said in court that each victim was impacted by the crimes and asked Judge Reinaker to order separate, consecutive prison terms for each home, which Judge Reinaker did.

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