Man charged for Rt. 202 car break-ins

UPPER MERION, Pa. - December 16, 2009

Doris and Tom Zebley were visiting the gravesite of Tom's parents Monday when they learned just how ruthless Frazier and his cohorts allegedly can be.

"We didn't lock the car which we usually do, but we thought we were right there," Tom said.

"We could see our car, I never even thought anything about it," Doris said.

They were away from their car for only 10 minutes, but when they returned, Doris' pocketbook and cell phone were gone. Even more troubling, a large funeral was underway just a few steps away.

"It was scary, it made me upset all day long," Doris said.

Police believe Frazier is part of a large criminal ring all from the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida area.

The group was staying at a Comfort Inn on Rt. 202. Police caught the suspects after setting up an undercover surveillance operation of area businesses.

"It seems like this individual is targeting areas where someone would make a quick stop in," Sgt. Jeff Maurer of Upper Merion Police said.

So far, only Frazier has been charged, but more arrests are expected.

While being arrested Frazier remarked to Action News, "I didn't do nothing to nobody."

"I learned a lesson and I hope other people will listen to what happened to me and just be careful," Doris said.

Upper Merion police are working with other jurisdictions to try and connect this group.

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