Police seek advice on Lowe’s retail robbery in South Berks

May 27—Crime Alert Berks County, a citizen crime-fighting group, is offering cash rewards of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides tips leading to an arrest in this or any other case or crime.

Tipsters with crime information can call 877-373-9913 anytime or contact Crime Alert on its website at www.alertberks.org or through the AlertBerks smartphone app. No one will ask for the name of the caller, who will be assigned a code number.

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Offence: retail theft

Date and time: May 24 around 2:30 p.m.

Location: Lowe’s of Morgantown, Caernarvon Township

Suspects: Two unidentified men

Police Synopsis: A man in a white t-shirt walks into the store and chooses a Simpson pressure washer worth $849. He tried to get a refund for the item. After being denied a refund, he left with the pressure washer. About 30 minutes later, he handed the washer over to another man (pictured above wearing a blue camouflage shirt) in exchange for tools and cash. The man in the white shirt drove off in a black Volvo SUV. The man in the blue camouflage shirt drove off in a gray Nissan pickup truck.

Anyone with information relating to this theft incident or who can identify the suspect or suspect vehicle is encouraged to submit an anonymous report to Crime Alert. Cash rewards are available up to $10,000 if tipping leads to an arrest. Anonymous tips can be submitted by either calling 1 (877) 373-9913, downloading the ALERTBERKS app to your mobile device, or using your mobile phone to text tips to 847411 and typing ALERTBERKS + your tip . Additional information can be found at alertberks.org.

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