Man charged with running burglary ring

June 11, 2009 6:11:26 PM PDT
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia are charging a man with leading a burglary ring that robbed more than 150 businesses in over a dozen states after he escaped from prison in 2001. U.S. Attorney Michael Levy says 37-year-old Scott Allen Hornick assembled a gang of burglars that broke into camera stores, music stores, pharmacies and other businesses from Connecticut to Virginia. Four other people have already been charged.

Hornick, who at one point was profiled on "America's Most Wanted," escaped from the Warren County Correctional Center in northern New Jersey on Aug. 6, 2001. He was arrested on a variety of charges in July 2007 in Hartly, Del. and is currently in custody.

Hornick's attorney, John Fioravanti, didn't immediately return a call for comment Thursday afternoon.

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