Police seek person in burglaries in Reading, West Reading


Police are seeking a person in connection with five burglaries in Reading and three in neighboring West Reading.

Police said the nature of the burglaries is similar and done by the same person who forced his way inside businesses. Police said the break-ins occurred between midnight and 5 a.m.

The burglar got away with $15,000 and two firearms, police said.

Police are asking anyone with information to submit an anonymous tip by texting Crime Alert Berks County at 847411, starting the message with keyword alertberks, or by calling 877-373-9913.