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Three with ties to Blood & Crips gang charged in Trop Gun Shop burglary

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From left to right: Parrise Valentine, Lena Griffith, Shawn Prim

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. – Northwest Regional Police Detective Frank Ember, Jr.  has filed charges against 3 suspects for the May 29th early morning burglary and theft at the Trop Gun Shop at 910 N. Hanover Street, Elizabethtown.  At least nine firearms were stolen.

The suspects, all from Maryland are charged with Burglary, Theft, Criminal Conspiracy and Criminal Mischief.  They are identified as Parrise “Prince” Valentine, 25, of Edgewood Maryland, Lena L. Griffith, 32 of Abington, Maryland, and Shawn “Magic” Prim, 29, of Have De Grace, Maryland.

trop13335900_1163645053655928_5369194497337416838_nValentine is in custody in the Lycoming County Prison where he has been since June 3rd for the possession of one of the stolen handguns from the Trop Gun Shop Burglary.

Griffith is currently in custody in the Harford County Detention Center, Maryland, where she has been since June 1st on unrelated charges.

Prim has an active warrant for his arrest. He is believed to have at least one firearm in his possession.

Police say all three suspects have significant ties to the Bloods & Crips Street gangs and the remaining stolen handguns are believed to be possessed by members of those Gangs.

Northwest Regional Police coordinated their investigation with the federal ATF, Williamsport City Police, Harford County, Maryland Sheriff’s Department, and the Have De Grace, Maryland Police Department.