Arrest made in Berks, Lehigh broken down car thefts

September 21, 2012 6:28:57 AM PDT
Police say they have caught the man who was stealing broken down cars in Berks and Lancaster Counties.

A total of ten disabled vehicles have been stolen from Route 222 since July. So police from the city of Lancaster left a decoy car as bait.

That bait car led them to Francisco Mercado.

Mercado is a tow truck driver for J&J Towing in Reading. He is now facing theft charges.

Police say the cars were sold for scrap.