Two men are behind bars for a jewelry burglary that occurred last month in West York. Cory Baker, 22, Spring Grove and Wesley Bentzel, 25, Spring Grove have been charged with Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Receiving Stolen Property.
The burglary occurred on January 30, 2013 in the 1900 block of Worth Street. The victim’s rear door was kicked in and jewelry stolen. During the investigation, police discovered Bentzel sold the jewelry to a local jewelry store so he could pay his delinquent phone bill. A search of Baker’s cell phone records indicated he drove Bentzel to the burglary and to sell the jewelry. During an interview by police, Baker admitted to his involvement.
Both men were committed to York County Prison, Baker in lieu of $2,500 bail and Bentzel in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Baker and Bentzel are also involved in the Organized Crime Ring recently busted by West York Police.
Police say Baker is out on bail for his part in the West York Organized Retail Crime Ring in which he allegedly committed several retail thefts and returned stolen merchandise valued at over $2,000. Bentzel is among 22 others who are awaiting charges to be filed for his part in the Ring.