Pennsylvania State Police may be closing the books on an apparent rash of burglaries in Berks County.
The latest crime happened around 12:30 a.m. on September 5 at the Walmart in Tilden Township, near Hamburg.
Two people forced entry into a caged structure behind the store on Tilden Ridge Drive and made off with 52 used automotive batteries, police revealed Wednesday.
A possible suspect in the case is in custody for similar burglaries in the area, police said. The person's name has not been released.
Anyone with information that might help police make another arrest can submit an anonymous tip to Crime Alert Berks County via text to 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks. Tips can also be reported by calling 877-373-9913.
According to Scrap Sales USA, many scrap yards will offer a flat rate of between $10 and $15 for a used car battery, however, some may offer a price in the range of $5 and $8.