Office of the Chief
For Immediate Release
March 31, 2016
At 12:26 p.m. on Thursday 3/31/16, the Reading Police Department received a report of an attempted carjacking in the lot of Home Goods store (1342 Main Street, Reading). The suspect fled the scene prior to Officer’s arrival. The suspect is described as a clean shaven white male, in his twenties, approximately six feet tall, wearing a black sweatshirt with an unknown logo and a black baseball cap.
A thorough search of the area was conducted by Reading Police with the assistance of Massachusetts State Police K-9 teams, North Reading Police and the NEMLEC K-9 Unit. The suspect has not been located at this time. The Wood End Elementary School was put in a “Shelter in Place” due to a police investigation in the area. The school has been deemed safe and secure, and additional police were assigned to the area as a precaution. The Reading Police are still actively searching in the Franklin Street area.
Residents are advised to stay vigilante until the suspect is apprehended. Police are asking residents to keep doors and windows locked, and use extra caution. Anyone who sees this suspect, or anything out of the ordinary, should contact the Reading Police at 781-944-1212.