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Customer shoots two would-be robbers at Berks County store

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 5, 2013 11:37 AM
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(Reading) -- Police in Berks County have identified two men shot dead by a citizen in an apparent botched robbery and have arrested a third man investigators allege was the getaway driver.

Reading police say the men shot outside the Krick's Korner convenience store were 24-year-old William Medina of Reading and 18-year-old Robert DeCarr of Muhlenberg Township.

Berks County District Attorney John Adams says 21-year-old Alexander Garcia Bialek has been charged with second-degree murder, robbery and related counts stemming from Monday's incident. 

He says an accomplice in a robbery resulting in a killing can be charged with second-degree murder. 

Authorities don't expect criminal charges against the man who shot the robbers. They say the man had a weapons permit and was within his legal rights to shoot the robbers.

This story was updated at 3:34 p.m.  11/5/13

(Reading) -- Authorities say no charges are expected in the case of two men shot dead at a Berks County convenience store in what police believe to have been a botched robbery. 

Police say two masked men tried to rob Krick's Korner in Reading at about 2:00 p.m. Monday and were shot to death by a customer. 

Berks County District Attorney John Adams says  the pair ``chose this store as their prize for the day, and it didn't work out very well.''  

He describes the shooter as a ``concerned citizen'' who had a weapon permit and was within his legal rights to fire.

His name was not released and the names of the two men shot have not yet been released.  

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