Burglar Targets Local Beer Stores: Cops

Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole cigarettes, beer, money and lottery tickets from three different stores in Philadelphia and Bensalem.

By David Chang
|  Thursday, Aug 16, 2012  |  Updated 11:05 AM EDT
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Police in two counties are looking for a man who's been burglarizing beer distributors -- but they say it isn't beer he's after. The thief's actions were caught on surveillance video at all three locations. Police say he breaks in and steals cigarettes. He's also gotten away with cash, lottery tickets, and in one case, a six pack.

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Police in two counties are looking for a man who's been burglarizing beer distributors -- but they say it isn't beer he's after. The thief's actions were caught on surveillance video at all three locations. Police say he breaks in and steals cigarettes. He's also gotten away with cash, lottery tickets, and in one case, a six pack.

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Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole cigarettes, beer, money and lottery tickets from three different beer stores in Philadelphia and Bensalem.

On Thursday, Aug. 2, at 12:50 a.m., a man was captured on surveillance video smashing the front door glass of Krewstown Beverage on Krewstown Road in Northeast Philadelphia. Police say the suspect stole an undetermined amount of cigarettes. Police also say he was captured on surveillance video at a Wawa located in the same building moments before the burglary.

Police say the same suspect struck again last Monday around 5:50 a.m. The man was captured on surveillance video breaking into the Suds beer store on 2401 Lincoln Highway in Bensalem and stealing over $4500 worth of cigarettes and a six pack of Miller Lite.

Credit: Bensalem Police

Finally, on Wednesday at 4:35 a.m., police say the man was caught on surveillance video smashing the side door glass of the Pennypack Beer Distributor on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia with a brick. Once inside, police say the man stole $150 in cash and an undetermined amount of lottery tickets. Credit: Philadelphia Police

The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s with short blond or brown hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray shirt covering his face, gloves and white and black sneakers.

If you have any information on the man’s whereabouts, please call Bensalem Police at 215-633-3645 or Philadelphia Police at 215-686-3153.
 

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