Tools Worth $1,800 Stolen in Union Township

UNION TOWNSHIP PA – Tools and supplies collectively valued at nearly $1,800 were stolen during a residential burglary that occurred sometime during overnight hours between Thursday (Jan. 19, 2023) and Friday (Jan. 20) at a property in Union Township, Reading-based Pennsylvania State Police reported.

Troopers said it appeared no force was used in gaining entry to a detached garage on the 200 block of Red Corner Road, during a period estimated to range from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning. Reported stolen from within were items owned by a 72-year-old Douglassville victim. They included a:

  • Stihl MS271 Farm Boss chainsaw valued at about $480;
  • Tool bag containing various chainsaw supplies, said to be four new chains, four cans of mixed fuel, a quart of bar oil, sharpening tools, spare parts, wedges, and wrenches, $303;
  • Paslode cordless framing nailer in an orange case, $442;
  • Makita corded reciprocating saw and spare blades in a blue case, $275; and an
  • Earthquake XT 20-volt cordless 1/2-inch impact wrench with a battery and fast charger, in a black case, $290.

Both the framing nailer and reciprocating saw reportedly were marked with the owner’s name, written with a black marker.

The burglary remains under investigation, troopers added.

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