Columbia couple sought for burglaries

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Police in Lancaster County are looking for a pair of suspected burglars. While investigating an August 16th burglary in the 900 block of Drager Road, Columbia (Rapho Township), where a safe and other personal belongings were stolen, police learned Brittney L. Severt, 28, and Clifford M. Bell, 39, had been selling items stolen during several other burglaries that they are investigating.

Severt and Bell, both of 1274 Kinderhook Road, Columbia, got wind that the police were coming to their residence and took off.

Severt is on State parole for a series of residential burglaries several years ago.  Clifford Bell is on adult probation through Lancaster County.  Both Severt and Bell are suspects in multiple residential burglaries that are still under investigation.

During the burglaries, Severt was observed wearing nursing style pants and tops, often referred to as “scrubs” by witnesses.  If anyone observed Severt or Bell in the past three months, please contact Detective Jeffrey Kiesel at 717-665-2481.

Manheim Borough Police seek assistance in locating and apprehending these two individuals, and anyone who sees them or knows their whereabouts contact police 717-664-1180 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913 or


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