Man arrested in former Crab Barn burglary

Published: Feb 27 2013 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 28 2013 08:16:31 PM EST

A Reading man is facing charges tonight after stealing thousands of dollars worth of construction equipment from a rebuilding restaurant.

Police said Michael Rothenberger has been charged with felony burglary.  Officials say Rothenberger stole more than $7,000 worth of equipment from the former Crab Barn Restaurant in Muhlenberg Township.

Police said he then sold the stolen goods to various pawn shops for cash.  Rothenberger has been arraigned and sent off to the Berks County Jail.