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Posted on: September 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Lancaster Burglar with 30-Year Criminal Past Jailed for Targeting Elderly Woman’s Home

Jimmy Torres

An Ephrata man with a criminal history that dates to the 1980’s will serve up to 20 years for burglarizing a Lancaster city home in February.

Jimmy Torres, 54, broke into an elderly woman’s home on East Orange Street Feb. 9 and fled after waking the woman.

A Lancaster County judge ordered a 7-to-20-year prison sentence Tuesday, in accordance with a plea agreement.

Torres, who required a walking cane during the burglary, has a criminal history that dates to 1981 – including prior convictions for burglary.

The 78-year-old woman wasn’t harmed. She told police she walked the intruder out of her home while telling him to leave.

During a search of Torres after the burglary, police found a glove on him that matched its mate found at the woman’s home. They also found some of her items on Torres.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Fetterman prosecuted the case.

Lancaster city police Officer Eliud Tirado filed charges.

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