Arrest made in Berks, Lehigh broken down car thefts

READING, Pa. - September 21, 2012

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.

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