UPDATE 2: Abington Man Arrested in Murder-for-Hire Plot
Video from Montco DA's press conference
An Abington man has been arrested in an alleged plot to murder a man he believed to be his wife's lover and two others.
Paul Ravi Vangore, 47, of the 1400 block of Pepper Road, of the Jenkintown section of Abington, was arrested yesterday and has been charged with criminal solicitation to commit murder in the first degree, criminal solicitation to commit kidnapping and related charges, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said today.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, Vangore met with a person over the summer and asked the person to kidnap and kill the man who was “messing around” with his wife. The person contacted Philadelphia Police, who then contacted Abington Police.
The person worked with Abington Police and Montgomery County Detectives as a confidential source.
According to the affidavit, Vangore contacted the confidential source several times, and drove the confidential source to his home on Pepper Road, his wife’s workplace and where she normally ate lunch.
Vangore told the confidential source that the source may have to kidnap and kill two associates of his wife’s lover.
A Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office press release said Vangore’s wife’s lover and his friends were former employees of Vangore’s.
Vangore indicated that he owns the Subway restaurant at The Pavilion on Old York Road.
Vangore was arrested yesterday at Kings Court Buffet in Wyncote after he met with the confidential source and the source’s friend — an undercover Montgomery County Detective. Vangore agreed to a price of $7,500 to kidnap and murder “all three.”
According to the affidavit, following a search of Vangore’s vehicle, police found $9,000 in “pristine,” large-denomination bills in two sealed bank envelopes, as well as photographs of two men and his wife.