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Police: York City burglars caught red-handed
Two people who broke into a York City home last month might have gotten away with some electronics had a White Rose Ambulance employee not spotted them breaking a window, according to officials.
York City Police say Paige Elizabeth Shaffer and Andrew John Vangorder used a shovel to break a window of a home in the 1200 block of East Philadelphia Street on March 26.
A White Rose Ambulance employee watched the two gain entry into the home, according to officials. The two were arrested shortly after, court documents state.
Shaffer, of the 200 block of Oak Road, York Township, and Vangorder, 20, of the 400 block of Capital Drive, Hellam Township, are charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief.
Shaffer, who turned 18 the day before the alleged burglary, also is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Burglary: The White Rose employee saw Shaffer and Vangorder break the west-side window of the home with a shovel, documents state.
The White Rose Ambulance building is not far from the apartment.
Vangorder lifted Shaffer up and into the home, and she then came out the front door and let Vangorder in, according to police.
Officers arrived on the scene and heard two people rummaging inside the apartment, court documents state. The pair tried leaving the apartment with a blue tote and a black garbage bag that contained a PlayStation 4, video games, headphones, sneakers and clothing, police said.
The two admitted to police that they broke into the apartment and stole the items because the resident owed them money, court documents state.
The two were taken to the county's central booking unit, where they were arraigned on the charges. Shaffer was freed after posting $10,000 bail. As of Monday, April 9, Vangorder remained in York County Prison in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Neither of them have attorneys listed.
Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 15 at District Judge Linda Williams' office.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.