2009-06-04 / Local & State

Prosecutors Say Group Tried To Organize Bloods

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say they've arrested eight people for trying to set up an outpost of the Bloods street gang in Harrisburg.

The U.S. attorney's office announced the indictments Monday in a conspiracy that allegedly included robberies, carjacking and weapons violations.

The six men and two women are between the ages of 19 and 24 and all live in Harrisburg or its suburbs.

Prosecutors say the investigation began after a man was robbed at gunpoint in Harrisburg in January, then confined in his trunk while overnight temperatures dipped to about 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

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