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Police nab possible suspect in Exeter burglaries

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 28 2013 09:30:26 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 29 2013 05:11:47 AM CDT

Police nab possible suspect in Exeter burglaries

EXETER TWP., Pa. -

Police are asking for the public's help to find two men wanted in connection with a string of robberies across several counties.

One of the victims was 65-year-old grandmother, Sandra Diehn.

"Why steal from people who's trying to do something honestly?"  Diehn asked.

She says the burglars used a brick to shatter her first-floor window.

"They entered in that window, went up in to that bedroom and out through that door," Diehn said.

Rigoberto Cintron Bermudez, from the 100 block of Rose Street in Reading, was arrested by Lower Salford Township police, Tuesday, in Montgomery County, and charged in connection with the crime.

Before Bermudez was nabbed, he led police on a chase through several townships, investigators said.

Detectives say Bermudez also had two additional men in the car with him as he fled police. Once that vehicle was stopped, authorities say two Latino men fled into the woods.

Police are now comparing notes with Caernarvon Township police to see if Bermudez, and the other men, are related to a string of similar burglaries in that township.

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.