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Caught on camera: Masked gunman jumps hotel counter in West Reading, steals cash

Published On: Jun 09 2014 05:01:15 PM EDT

Police released surveillance video of a masked gunman jumping the counter of a hotel in West Reading early Monday morning. Story: Masked gunman jumps hotel counter, steals cash


Police are looking for leads in their investigation of an armed robbery in which a masked gunman jumped a hotel counter and stole cash.

The holdup happened at 3:15 a.m. Monday at the Candlewood Suites, 55 S. Third Ave., in West Reading.

The robber, armed with a handgun, entered through the hotel's front door, jumped the counter and demanded money from the clerk.


Police said they haven't been able to determine how much cash the bandit got away with.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crime Alert Berks County at 877-373-9913 or Detective Joe Brown, West Reading Police Department, at 610-373-0111.