Cops seek beer bandit in burglary spree

Police are looking for this man, seen in surveillance from a burglarly of a beer store in Trevose wearing a "Property of Jesus" T-shirt, in connection with at least there burglaries in Philadelphia and Bucks County. (Photo: Lower Southampton Police)

The great Benjamin Franklin once said, “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy.”

One apparent God-fearing burglar took that to the next level when police say he broke into four local beer distributors and helped himself – and was caught on surveillance camera wearing a “Property of Jesus” T-shirt during a burglary of a Trevose beer distributor on Saturday.

What would Jesus do? Probably not rob beer distributors.

Police say the man broke into Trevose Beer shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday and made off with about $1,000 in cigarette cartons. He’s also suspected at least two other similar burglaries: one of Krewstown Beverage in Philadelphia Aug. 2 and another of Suds in Bensalem on Aug. 5.

Anyone with information about the beer bandit’s spree is asked to contact Lower Southampton Police Det. Eric Landamia at 215-357-1235 ext. 339 or Bensalem Police Det. Jack Gohl at 215-633-3645.