Possible Threat to the Community

“Your Right to Know”


REPORTED OFFENSE:  A Robbery, was reported to have occurred near Penn State Berks aside of the Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 2751 Papermill Road, Reading, Pa. at approximately 04:30 PM (Tuesday) April 01, 2014.  Location of the incident is adjacent to Broadcasting Road and Route 222 (Off Campus) near Penn State Berks.


SUSPECTS:The suspect(s) are described as Late Teens-Early 20’s

#1-Black, male, 5’11’-6’0 , short hair.  Suspect was wearing a gray zipper sweatshirt.

#2-Black, male 5’10”-(Light Complexion).  Suspect was wearing dark jeans and possessed a doubled edged knife. 


The victim, a student reported that at approximately 04:30 PM  on 04/01/2014 he was approached by the two individuals operating a small silver vehicle.  They approached him

and demanded money/wallet.  A struggle ensued with Suspect #1.  Suspect #2 exited vehicle, and displayed a knife.  Eventually, victim surrendered his wallet.  Suspects removed his Bank Card from the wallet and departed in an unknown direction of travel.

It can be assumed that conditions continue to exist that may pose a threat to members and guests of the University community.  It is the duty of the institution to warn of possible “dangerous conditions” on or near the campus, and at affiliate organizations off campus; an “affirmative duty” exists to warn persons associated with this University of possible peril at the hands of some third party or parties. 

Crime Prevention Tip-Walk in groups and be aware of your surroundings.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation, contact:


Penn State Berks Police at (610) 396-6111

114 Luerssen Building, Wyomissing, PA 19610

or anonymously at  and click on “Report A Crime”

Submit tips to Crime Alerts Berks County via email to: or phone a tip to 877-373-9913. Those providing information that leads to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward up to $10,000 from Crime Alerts Berks County.                                                                  

                                       Case #15-14-0432                          

This notification is in compliance with the “Timely Waning” provision of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.