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Suspect arrested in pair of Lawrence church thefts

Posted: 2:34 PM, Feb 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-15 14:34:47-05
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LAWRENCE — A 32-year-old Indianapolis man already in custody in another case, now faces charges in a pair of Lawrence church thefts.

The crimes took place in December and January.

At Lawrence United Methodist Church, a man came inside and asked to look around for a cell phone he said he left there.

Instead, he grabbed the church's collection money which was waiting to go to the bank.

At Cornerstone Baptist Church, a man came inside and asked for money.

When he left, church employees realized a purse was missing.

Lawrence Police say they received anonymous tips after releasing surveillance photos.

The suspect faces two felony theft charges.