A suspected bank robber was collared less than an hour after he fled the bank, Reading police said.
Heriberto Torres, 23, walked into the Fulton Bank near Fifth and Walnut streets in Reading at around 5 p.m. Friday and handed the teller a note demanding cash, investigators said.
Torres fled the bank with $6,000, detectives said.
But police received a tip that Torres was hiding in an old warehouse, which used to be the old Public Works building near Fourth and Elm streets, detectives said.
Police surrounded the building, armed with helmets and assault weapons.
When it was all over, they walked out of the abandoned warehouse with Torres in handcuffs.
"I don't have anything to say, so just chill out, OK," said Torres in Spanish.
Police said once they located where Torres was, it didn’t take them long to capture him.
"We found him within about 10 minutes after entering the side," said Reading officer Chris Cortazzo.
Police said, K-9 dog Cane was able to find the suspect's hideout in all the rubble and broken glass.
"The guy was hiding in a tiny little spot, easy to overlook, but the dog zeroed in on him," said Reading Lt. David Shilling.
"It was kind of tough," said Reading officer Hector Santiago. "There was a lot of oil a lot of broken glass, but we train our dogs to overcome all those obstacles, and pretty much locate the bad guy.
Torres is facing several charges, including robbery, investigators said.
Officials are also looking to see if the Fulton Bank robbery is related to the Citizen's Bank robbery that happened Monday in the 800 block of Lancaster Avenue.
If you have any information regarding the robberies, call Crime Alert: Berks County. The number is 877-373-9913.