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Man arrives home, interrupts armed robbery

CUMRU TWP., Pa. - Cumru Township Police responded to an armed robbery Wednesday. 

Police were dispatched to Fawn Drive in Cumru Township around 3:40 p.m. 

A man had arrived at his residence and observed a gray, newer model Dodge Dart parked in the driveway, according to a release from the Township of Cumru Bureau of Police. The victim became aware he was interrupting a burglary of his own home. 

The man picked up an axe and approached the vehicle where he was confronted by a Hispanic female in her late teens or early 20s sitting in the driver's seat of the car. 

"He got out of his vehicle and he approached his home," said Sergeant George Kuriger with Cumru Township Police. "He happened to have an axe near a woodpile at his home in defense, if necessary." 

According to the release, the female in the car pointed a gun at the man and told him to walk away. The victim complied with her commands and returned to his vehicle where his children were inside. 

"At that point in time, two other individuals came out of his residence," Kuriger said.

Two other suspects exited, entered the dark blue or gray Dodge Dart and fled the area. The vehicle was last seen on Pheasant Drive.

A second female suspect was described as being in her late teens to early twenties with dark hair, a thin build and wearing dark sweatpants with a hooded sweatshirt. The third suspect was described as a light skinned black or Hispanic male, tall with a thin build in his early 20s. The man was wearing dark sweatpants, a dark hooded sweatshirt and a dark knit hat with a gray pom pom on top.

The suspects stole handguns, jewelry, luxury watches and an undisclosed amount of money.

Police say the serial numbers on the guns could be helpful in the investigation. 

"We can enter those guns, anything that has a serial number, can be entered into the national database," said Kuriger.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cumru Township Police Department at 610-777-9595. To report information anonymously, contact Crime Alert Berks County at 1-877-373-9913.


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