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Man robs convenience store, leads police on chase

Published On: Mar 16 2013 01:52:21 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 16 2013 06:49:49 PM EDT

Muhlenberg Township police investigating robbery


Muhlenberg Township Police said a man robbed a Turkey Hill then led officers from several departments on a chase.

It happened around 4am Saturday at the Turkey Hill Minit Market at 4801 N. 5th street highway.

Officers said a suspect entered the store and robbed the employees of cash.


The suspect then fled the store, and officers from the Muhlenberg and Laureldale police departments caught up with him as he was driving south on Kutztown Road.  Police said as officers tried catching up to the vehicle, he crashed into a brick structure at 11th and Richmond streets in Reading.

Police said the suspect suffered serious injuries is currently hospitalized.

The investigation is continuing and officials said they will release more details as they become available.