Reward Offered for Arrest in Berks Rifle Shop Burglary

DOUGLASSVILLE PA – A cash reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of an unidentified suspect sought by Amity Township police, who is accused of burglarizing a Douglassville business and stealing a rifle.

The incident merited Friday’s (Jan. 20, 2023) “Crime of the Week” distinction from Crime Alert Berks County, the organization providing the financial incentive.

Police said they responded Jan. 15 (Sunday) at 4:45 a.m. to investigate a burglary at the Shoot Angry Gun Shop, 1 Park Ln., images of which were captured by surveillance cameras. They said a male actor (at top) unsuccessfully “attempted to pry a window open with a pry bar” to gain entry, but then later “smashed the glass window of the front door” and climbed in, they added.

Once inside the burglar took a bolt-action rifle, and escaped.

The burglar is described as wearing a hoodie, a full face mask, gloves, and a headlamp. Police also said he carried a backpack imprinted with the word “DaVita,” which police reported is the brand name of a company associated with kidney care and dialysis treatments.

Anyone with information pertaining to the incident, or who can identify the subject, is asked to submit an anonymous tip online to Crime Alert Berks County, or by calling 1-877-373-9913. “No one will ask your name. You will be assigned a code number to track your tip,” the group’s website stated. Cash rewards are available up to $10,000, it said.

More information also is available from the police department at 610-655-4911, according to the organization.

Crime Alert Berks County, located in Wyomissing, describes itself as a volunteer-operated, registered non-profit organization “dedicated to the prompt solution of crimes.”

Photos provided by Crime Alert Berks County from Amity Township Police