Police Search for Burglar Wearing 'Property of Jesus' T-Shirt

The man seen in this surveillance picture is wanted in five burglaries in Philadelphia and Bucks County

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Friday, Aug 17, 2012  |  Updated 10:47 AM EDT
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Only on 10. Police in Bensalem release exclusive video of a CVS break-in that they believe is linked to a string of burglaries at nearby beer distributors.

NBCPhiladelphia.com - Rosemary Connors

Only on 10. Police in Bensalem release exclusive video of a CVS break-in that they believe is linked to a string of burglaries at nearby beer distributors.

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Three different police departments are searching for one man, wanted for a string of smash-and-grab burglaries in Philadelphia and Bucks County.

The man was caught on surveillance breaking into the Trevose Beer in Lower Southampton Township on Saturday wearing a shirt that read "Property of Jesus."

“I’m assuming he might have some guilt inside of him now and this is his way of saying hey, maybe God will forgive me for this,” said Sgt. Andrew Aninsman, Bensalem Police.

In that case, investigators say he made off with several cartons of cigarettes worth around $1,000.

In a different burglary caught on video, police say he wore no shirt at all. Bensalem Police released that surveillance video exclusively to NBC10 that showed the shirtless man at the CVS on Neshaminy Boulevard in Bensalem last week. On the video, the man loads up cartons of cigarettes, cameras and cell phones.

Investigators believe this man is wanted for three other beer distributor break-ins since the beginning of August.

On Aug. 2, police say he stole cigarettes from the Krewstown Beverage on Krewstown Road in Northeast Philadelphia.

On Aug. 5, the same man is accused of breaking into Suds Beer Store on Lincoln Highway in Bensalem and stealing $4,500 worth of cigarettes. 

And on Aug. 8, police say the man was caught on video smashing through the door of Pennypack Beer Distributor on Roosevelt Boulevard in Northeast Philadelphia -- $150 in cash and some lottery tickets were taken. 


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