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Matthew James Burkhart

Police are looking for a burglar who used a dumbbell to break into an Ephrata liquor store in early March.

Matthew James Burkhart, 24, of Denver, is charged with burglary, criminal conspiracy and theft.

It happened March 5 at the Wine and Spirits Store located along the first block of West Main Street.

According to police reports, Burkhart threw a dumbbell through the glass door in order to gain entry and steal alcohol.

Anyone with information on Burkharts whereabouts is asked to contact police at 717-733-8611.