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Crime of the Week 10/12/2014
 
Offense: Armed Robery
Suspect: 2 Hispanic/Male Suspects
Date/Time: Friday October 10th, 2014 at about 4:30pm
Location: 300 block of Buttonwood Street, within the Borough of West Reading
Synopsis:
The West Reading Police Department is investigating an armed robbery which took place in the 300 block of Buttonwood Street, within the Borough of West Reading. This robbery happened on Friday October 10th, 2014 at about 4:30pm. 
 
The robbery victim was driving his vehicle east in the 300 blk. Buttonwood Street by the railroad underpass, when a male stepped out in front of him causing him to slow down and stop. As he stopped, a second male came out from the underpass and displayed a knife demanding the victim’s money. When the victim did not comply, he was slashed across his arm causing a laceration. A short altercation ensued causing both suspects to flee back into West Reading heading west. 
 
The suspects are described as follows:
Suspect #1
Hispanic/Male
19-20 years of age
5’4” tall with a thin Build, Black hair with facial hair on his chin
Wearing Black Pants, a white T-Shirt and a black hat
 
Suspect #2
Hispanic/Male
23-24 years of age
5’6”-5’7” tall with a Heavy Build and Brown hair 
Wearing blue jeans, a blue T-Shirt and a black sneakers
this suspect has a Jesus and Cross Tattoo combination on his right forearm
Anyone with information pertaining to this robbery investigation or the identity of the suspects is requested to call the Crime Alert Berks Tip Line at 1-877-373-9913 or email your tip to alertberks@aol.com or contact the West Reading Borough Police Department Criminal Investigator Joseph Brown  ph/ 610-373-0111

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Crime Alert Berks County is an organization of interested citizens, businesses, service organizations, corporations and social clubs, which formed to help our police departments in Berks County, Pennsylvania, to obtain credible leads that will result in arrests of criminals and solving crimes. This organization's inception was on August 1, 1998. Numerous crimes have been solved and arrests have been made as a result of tips e-mailed and phoned into the tip line.
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