Abington Man Sentenced for Wire, Candy Theft

The defendant has a lengthy arrest history.


An Abington man was sentenced to 11-and-a-half to 23 months in Montgomery County Prison after pleading guilty to burglary charges following an arrest in Upper Dublin in March. What did he steal? Fifty pounds of wire and about 50 packets of candy.

Anthony D. Granieri, 22, of the 1300 block of Grovania Avenue, was sentenced earlier this week for his role in the burglary of Conshohocken Steel on Randolph Avenue in Ambler, according to a report in phillyburbs.com.

According to the report, Granieri and a second suspect, Alan Webb, 26, of the 1900 block of Fairview Avenue, Abington, were seen sitting in a car parked on railroad tracks of Church Street; the two were sweaty and breathing heavily.

According to police, the pair entered the building through a damaged wall and stole more than 50 pounds of wiring, broke into employees’ lockers … and broke into a vending machine and stole 51 packets of Starbursts and M&Ms.

Webb is waiting trial for his alleged participation in the burglary, according to the report.

See the initial story here.

According to court documents, Granieri has been arrested several times in Abington dating back to 2008 for drug-related offenses. He was also arrested in April 2009 for DUI.

Court documents show that Webb has been previously arrested for aggravated assault, robbery and drug-related charges.

Frankie DeCat September 14, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Wire, m&m's & starburst ? That nothing compared with the theft of taxpayer money by career Phila politician Allyson Schwartz. She has been on the taxpayers dime for 27+ years.
henry eroh September 22, 2012 at 01:28 AM
crooked po;iticians will never go away from the yop in the whitwashed house to your local communities- it is all about the money


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