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Grocery store robbed: Owner speaks out

Published On: Aug 02 2013 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 02 2013 11:35:07 PM EDT

Grocery store robbed: Owner speaks out


Police in Reading are investigating an armed robbery in which one of the robbers threatened to shoot the cashier inside a grocery store, officials said.

It happened at around 8:40 p.m. Tuesday at the Brothers Food Market in the 800 block of North 12th Street.

Two masked men went into the store and one of the men pointed a gun at the cashier, police said.


The other man went behind the counter and grabbed $200 to $300 from the register, officials said.

Two men then fled down Windsor Street, investigators said.

One of the robbers is described as about 5-foot-7 with medium build. He was wearing a gray hoodie with a Hollister logo, dark blue jeans, and a yellow bandana covering his face, police said.

The other robber is about 5-7 with a medium build. He was wearing a sweatshirt with a New York logo, a red-and-black baseball cap and a "devil" mask, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Alert: Berks County immediately.

The number is 877-373-9913.

Anonymous calls are accepted, and you could earn up to a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.