Monday, February 8, 2016

Man wanted in Bustleton, Rhawnhurst burglaries

Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance camera burglarizing two stores in Bustleton and Rhawnhurst.

Man wanted in Bustleton, Rhawnhurst burglaries

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Police are searching for this man in connection with a pair of robberies in Bustleton and Rhawnhurst. (Philadelphia Police photo)
Police are searching for this man in connection with a pair of robberies in Bustleton and Rhawnhurst. (Philadelphia Police photo)

Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance camera burglarizing two stores in Bustleton and Rhawnhurst. Cops said the man is also wanted for at least one burglary in Bensalem.

On Aug. 2, the suspect used a cinderblock to break the front door of Krewstown Beverage, on Krewstown Road near Bloomfield Avenue around 12:50 a.m. Police said the man stole an undisclosed amount of cigarettes. The suspect was also recorded inside of a nearby Wawa around the time of the incident.

On Aug. 8, a man was recorded using a brick to break through the door of the Pennypack Beer Distributor on Roosevelt Boulevard near Solly Avenue around 4:35 a.m.

The man stole $150 in cash and an undisclosed amount of lottery tickets, police said.

Police released surveillance footage of the incidents and said the same man is likely behind both burglaries.

Tipsters are asked to call the Northeast Detective Division at 215-686-3153 or the tip line at 215-686-TIPS (8477) Tipsters may also submit information online, or text information to PPDTIP (773847).

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