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(In photos: Weeple, left, and Donohue. Donohue also in black-and-white photo.)


Police are still seeking one of two men involved in a home-invasion robbery in Manheim where a couple were threatened at gunpoint and one was struck with a baseball bat.

Manheim Borough police, through investigation, charged:

  • Nathan J. Weeple, 30, of Heisey Avenue, Elizabethtown

  • Mark E. Donohue, 50, of West Main Street, Mount Joy

Both men are charged with numerous offenses, including felony robbery, burglary and aggravated assault regarding the late-night home-invasion on July 5 at an apartment in the 100 block of North Main Street, Manheim.

Both men have prior convictions that prevent them from legally possessing firearms.

Donohue turned himself in to a parole officer Tuesday evening.

Anyone with information about Weeple is asked to contact Manheim Borough police Detective Jeffrey Kiesel at 717-665-2481, or submit tips via this CrimeWatch page or related Facebook post.

The incident happened this way:

Two occupants, a man and woman, reported that two intruders entered their apartment by breaking a window.

Weeple was wearing an “Anonymous/Guy Fawkes” mask, which came off during a scuffle in the apartment. The victims knew him by appearance. The mask was recovered by police.

Weeple struck the male occupant in the head with a baseball bat, requiring hospitalization and stitches.

Donohue was not wearing a mask and brandished a gun during the robbery. He directed the female occupant, at gunpoint, to two safes in the home. Two rifles and about $10,000 was taken.

Donohue was identified by the victims via photos he posted on Facebook. Also, surveillance video captured a vehicle involved in the robbery – it was registered to Donohue.

The video footage shows two individuals, believed to be Weeple and Donohue, fleeing the apartment with loot and leaving in the vehicle.

Based on information gathered so far, it is believed that at least Weeple knew the victims.

via Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office 

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