Berks

Police ID dead Reading robbers

Would-be getaway driver charged with conspiracy, 2nd degree murder

2 Reading robbers killed by citizen

READING, Pa. - The man who police said acted as the would-be getaway driver in a robbery that resulted in the deaths of two suspects was charged Tuesday with murder.

Alexander Garcia-Bialek was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Monday at his home in Fleetwood, Berks Co.

In addition to 2nd degree murder, Garcia-Bialek, 21, is also facing conspiracy charges and robbery charges.

The two suspects, identified Robert De Carr and William Medina, were shot and killed by a "concerned citizen" as the pair left the Krick's Korner store, 1671 N. 9th St., with stolen money, cigarettes and lottery tickets Monday afternoon, police said.

De Carr, 18, and Medina, 24, were armed with their own guns and wearing ski masks, police said.

The concerned citizen had a license to carry the gun he used, said Berks County District Attorney John Adams, adding that he doesn't expect to file criminal charges against him.


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