Man Borrows Girlfriend's Car to Steal Wedding Gifts: DA

By Dan Stamm and David Chang
|  Thursday, Jul 11, 2013  |  Updated 12:32 PM EDT
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Police have issued an arrest warrant for 35-year-old Joseph Franzone Jr. Investigators believe he staked outside of a wedding and stole the wedding gifts that were inside of the bride's car.

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Police have issued an arrest warrant for 35-year-old Joseph Franzone Jr. Investigators believe he staked outside of a wedding and stole the wedding gifts that were inside of the bride's car.

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Investigators are on the lookout for a wedding crasher accused of swiping thousands of dollars in gifts from a couple on their wedding day.

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman announced Thursday that an arrest warrant was issued for Joseph Franzone Jr.

Gwynedd Township Police already said they knew who the man is who was caught on camera stealing thousands of dollars worth of wedding gifts from a wedding reception in Montgomery County, Pa. Sunday.

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Investigators say a bride was moving wedding gifts from a gift table during her reception at the William Penn Inn in Lower Gwynedd Township. The bride placed the gifts, held inside a bird cage, into the backseat of her car. When the bride and groom returned to their vehicle however, the bird cage was gone along with the cards containing $3,000 to $5,000 in checks and cash.

Police reviewed surveillance video and thanks to tips from the public were able to zero in on Franzone.

Ferman said that the investigation showed that Franzone, 25, borrowed his girlfriend's car on the date of the heist. A search of that car revealed an envelope from wedding guests, according to Ferman.

Franzone remains on the loose facing theft and related charges. If you have any information on his whereabouts call the Lower Gwynedd Township Police Department at (215) 646-5303.

 


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