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Man wanted in rifle theft from Snyder Co. gun shop arrested in Lancaster

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Brandon Michael Betancourt

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. – A fugitive wanted for stealing a semiautomatic rifle from a Snyder County gun shop was recently arrested in Lancaster city.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, assisted by state police, took Brandon Michael Betancourt into custody after a traffic stop Friday at Hershey Avenue and Fairview Avenue.

Betancourt, whose last known address is on Manor Street in Lancaster, is wanted for felony theft and related charges, stemming from a May 13 incident at High Velocity Firearms in Selinsgrove, Snyder County.

The shop posted a video on Betancourt in the store on its Facebook page:

State police learned of Betancourt’s possible whereabouts and he was taken into custody without incident.

A Snyder County district judge arraigned Betancourt on six charges and set bail at $200,000, which hasn’t been posted.