Harrisburg, PA – On Friday January 19, 2018 at 3:16 p.m. Harrisburg Police responded to Harrisburg Hospital for the report of a robbery victim. Officers spoke with the victim, who related that on January 19, 2018, at approximately 1:50 p.m., two male adults were transporting four firearms with the intent to go shooting at a local gun range. On their way to the gun range, the males stopped at the 400 block of Muench Street to pick up a third individual. While waiting for their friend, two black males approached the vehicle. One of the males tapped on the driver’s side window with a gun. The suspects ordered the victims to roll down the window and empty their pockets. The suspects then noticed the firearms in the backseat and proceeded to take two of them. After taking the firearms, the suspect with the gun pushed the muzzle of his pistol into one of the victim’s left eye. The suspects then fled west on Muench Street. The victims went to the hospital where Harrisburg Police were then notified.
The victim gave the following description of the subjects: The male that had the gun was a black male between the ages of 15-18 years old. He was wearing a black sweat shirt and had what he described as a 2″-3″ afro. The gun that the male had was half silver and half black. He described it as a 1911 type pistol. The victim mentioned that if he saw this male again he would be able to identify him. The other male suspect was also a black male between the ages of 15-18 years old. He was wearing a red sweat shirt. The victim said he could not identify this male.
The firearms that were taken were a DPMS Panther Arms AR15 type rifle and a Stroeger shotgun.
Friday January 19, 2018, at approximately 8:15 p.m., Harrisburg Police was dispatched to 400 block Muench Street to assist Attorney General Agents and Adult Probation officers. Harrisburg Police were informed that the agents and probation officers had recovered two firearms that were reported stolen earlier that day.
Multiple Adult Probation Officers were doing a probation check at 400 block Muench Street on Cincere Burchell and requested more units to assist. Attorney General Agents arrived on scene and cleared the house. Two firearms were found in the basement and were subsequently determined to be stolen. Burchell was detained on scene by officers on scene.
Harrisburg Police Officers confirmed that the firearms were indeed the ones taken from the robbery earlier that afternoon on the same street. Upon questioning, Burchell immediately became aggressive and would not answer. Burchell matched the description given by the robbery victim as the individual who had the pistol during the robbery.
Attorney General Agents informed Harrisburg Police that Burchell was on adult supervision for previous firearm and PWI charges where he was being charged as an adult even though he was a juvenile at the time of arrest. Burchell was arrested for two counts of possession of stolen property and one count of person not to possess a firearm. He was transported to the booking center for arraignment.