2 men arrested, 3rd sought in robbery, pistol-whipping in Reading, police say

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Published: Feb 25 2013 04:08:27 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 26 2013 07:38:00 AM EST
Fernando Martinez, Carlos Morales
READING, Pa. -

Police have made two arrests and are looking to make another in connection with a violent robbery inside a Reading home.

Fernando Martinez and Carlos Morales were charged Monday with robbing four people inside an apartment in the 100 block of North Third Street.

One of the alleged victims knows Morales, but things got ugly after Morales, Martinez, and a third, unidentified man were let inside the apartment late Sunday night, police said.

Two of the men pulled guns, and the victims were told to empty their pockets, police said.

One of the victims was pistol-whipped during the ordeal, said police, who noted that the men stole a cell phone and a video game system.