Man arrested in former Crab Barn burglary

Posted: 7:00 PM EST Feb 27, 2013   Updated: 8:16 PM EST Feb 28, 2013
MUHLENBERG TWP., Pa. -

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.