Police seek 2 suspect allegedly involved in Lancaster County home invasion robbery
MANHEIM, Lancaster County — Police are searching for two men they believe were involved in a July 5 home-invasion robbery in Manheim. Two victims were held threatened at gunpoint, and one was struck with a baseball bat during the crime, police say.
Manheim Borough Police have identified the suspects as Nathan J. Weeple, 30, of Elizabethtown, and Mark E. Donohue, 50, of Mount Joy. Both men are facing felony charges of robbery, burglary, and aggravated assault in connection to the incident, which occurred on the 100 block of North Main Street on the evening of July 5.
Both Weeple and Donohue have prior convictions that bar them from legally possessing firearms, police say.
Anyone with information on there whereabouts is asked to contact Manheim Borough Police Det. Jeffrey Kiesel at (717) 665-2481 or submit tips through Crime Watch.
According to police, the incident happened this way:
The two victims living in the residence, a man and a woman, reported that two intruders entered their apartment by breaking a window.
Weeple was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask, made famous in the film “V For Vendetta” and later adopted by the group Anonymous. The mask came off during a scuffle in the apartment, and the victims told police they recognized Weeple. The mask was recovered at the scene.
Weeple struck the male victim in the head with a baseball bat. The victim required a hospital visit and stitches to treat his injury.
Donohue, who was not wearing a mask, brandished a gun during the robbery. He directed the female victim, at gunpoint, to two safes in the home. Two rifles and about $10,000 were taken.
Donohue was identified by the victims via photos he had posted on Facebook. Surveillance video also captured a vehicle involved in the robbery, which was registered to Donohue.
The video footage also shows two men, believed to be Weeple and Donohue, fleeing the apartment with the loot. The men left the scene in the vehicle.
Police believe Weeple knew the victims.