Man caught on camera stealing 2 purses from Rockville church

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VERNON, Conn. (WTNH) — Vernon police are looking for a man who was caught on camera stealing two purses from the St. Bernard’s Church.

Vernon police say that at 10:30 a.m. Friday, a white male with gray hair in a ponytail walked into the basement hall of the church and stole two purses. Police say one of the purses belonged to an elderly woman who was volunteering at the church to set up for a Breakfast with Santa tomorrow morning.

The purses were found discarded a short distance from the church. Police say the man was seen making a purchase at a local liquor store shortly after the theft.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vernon police at (860)872-9126. Callers may remain anonymous.

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