GREENCASTLE, Pa. - A Baltimore man seriously wounded by a shotgun blast during a Thursday morning convenience store break-in has been charged with first-degree felony burglary by Pennsylvania State Police.
Thomas Philip Candeloro Jr., 44, of 628 Lucia Ave., also has been charged with second-degree felony criminal trespass, first-degree felony criminal conspiracy to commit burglary and third-degree felony theft, police said. The charges were filed Friday with Magisterial District Judge Gary Carter's office.
Candeloro was in critical, but stable condition Friday at the Shock Trauma Center of the University of Maryland Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Police said Candeloro was shot in the process of stealing 53 cartons of cigarettes valued at $2,304.68 from the Molly Pitcher Mini Mart at 13640 Molly Pitcher Highway in Greencastle, Pa. He and two other unidentified men were confronted by the store's owner, Merlony Colaco, at 1:46 a.m., police said.