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Turkey Hill Robber Caught, Admits to 100 Vehicle Break-Ins
Written by Kelly Chandler, Staff Writer
2012-06-28

        An East Greenville teenager has admitted to robbing the Hereford Township Turkey Hill at knifepoint back in May.

        According to Upper Perk Police, Chelsea Weller, 19, of the 100 block of Cherry Street, East Greenville, was being interviewed by Cpl. Harry Fisher about numerous vehicle break-ins in the Pennsburg and East Greenville June 24 when she admitted to the robbery at Turkey Hill. 
        Upper Perk Police contacted Pennsylvania State Police, Reading barracks, who took custody of Weller.
        An affidavit of probable cause, filed in Boyertown District Court, alleges that Weller drove to the Turkey Hill, at 3366 Seisholtzville Road, Hereford, in her grandfather’s car May 24 at approximately 1:40 a.m. She reportedly parked the car behind Turkey Hill next to some sheds on the Wood Naturally property.
        Weller said she walked into the store wearing gray sweatpants, a brown GAP sweatshirt and a light blue ski mask pulled over her face. The ski mask had two holes cut out for her eyes and one for her mouth.
        She walked up to the counter and jumped over in an attempt to get into the safe. She told police she didn’t know where the employees were. When approached by an employee, a 19-year-old female, police said Weller displayed a 6-inch blade pocket knife and told the employee to open the safe. When the woman told Weller she didn’t have the combination, she was instructed to open the cash register. 
        Police said the employee complied and Weller removed cash, including rolls of coins, and left the store. She returned to the car and reportedly drove home.
        Authorities said Weller got away with $112 from the robbery.
        She was charged with robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault and harassment. She was video arraigned Monday and bail was set at $100,000. Weller failed to post bail and was remanded to Berks County Prison.
        A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Boyertown District Court.
        Upper Perk Police said charges are pending against Weller for the vehicle break-ins, which she also confessed to, dating back to January 2012. 
        She reportedly admitted to approximately 100 break-ins, stealing GPS units, cash and numerous other items from both locked and unlocked vehicles. Police said an investigation is ongoing and couldn’t comment on whether or not any of the stolen property was recovered.  
        Charges are expected to be filed this week for theft and related offenses in Red Hill District Court.    

 

 

 

 

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