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Police arrest man for South Windsor church burglary

Christopher Purdie Credit: South Windsor Police

SOUTH WINDSOR — A Tarriffville man was arrested in South Windsor on Saturday, March 25. He later admitted to have robbed the Truth Baptist Church in South Windsor early that morning.

Around 8 a.m. on Saturday, police say they were called to a church on Burnham Street. Police say surveillance video captured the suspect inside the building.

A short time after, officers say they found a suspicious person sleeping in a car behind a business on John Fitch Boulevard. The man was identified as the suspect in the burglary that occurred earlier in the day.

Christopher Purdie later admitted to police he had committed this and many other burglaries at the church, police said.

Purdie, 30, is charged with burglary in the third degree, criminal attempt to commit larceny in the sixth degree, and possession of burglar’s tools. He is being held on bond and is due to appear in Manchester Superior Court on March 27.