Christian Costa, James Ryan, Francis Stodolak arrested in alleged abandoned hotel metal heist

Springfield police found Christian Costa, James Ryan and Francis Stodolak armed with head lamps, hatchets, axes, pry bars, hammers, pliers, wrecking bars and other tools inside Hotel 304 West.

Springfield police found Christian Costa, James Ryan and Francis Stodolak armed with head lamps, hatchets, axes, pry bars, hammers, pliers, wrecking bars and other tools inside Hotel 304 West. (8/11/13)

SPRINGFIELD - Three men were are accused of breaking into an abandoned hotel in an effort to remove valuable metals and wiring.

Springfield police found Christian Costa, James Ryan and Francis Stodolak armed with head lamps, hatchets, axes, pry bars, hammers, pliers, wrecking bars and other tools inside Hotel 304 West.

One of the men was found inside the building's elevator shaft.

The three men face multiple charges including burglary.

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