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Three Arrested in Old Saybrook Church Purse Thefts

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Old Saybrook Police have charged 3  suspects in connection with thefts at Saint John Roman Catholic Church.Friday a woman reported her purse stolen during a wedding and then Saturday  evening  a woman  returned from the altar after receiving communion and found her wallet had been taken.After  brief pursuit, police  arrested 28 year old Michelle Conklin-Chadwick of  Waterford,36 year old  Teresa Lessa of  East Lyme and  56 year old George Hartman of Old Lyme.Police say they found evidence from the crime  along with narcotics in their vehicle.According to police  all three confessed.

Charges  include larceny and narcotics violations.All three will face additional charges  in the days ahead as police  apply for arrest warrants for similar crimes which occurred at the church earlier last week.

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