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Police: Man Arrested For Stealing Cash From Church's Collection Boxes

Steven Rougemont was charged Wednesday for allegedly burglarizing Windsor Locks' St. Robert's Church twice in 2012.

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A press release from the Windsor Locks Police Department:

During the months of June and September 2012, the St. Robert’s Church on South Elm Street was burglarized two times and cash was stolen from the collection boxes.  

The second time a suspect was seen in-the-act by fast acting officers, but was able to avoid apprehension after a pursuit.  Investigation by members of this department resulted in two arrest warrants being issued for Steven Rougemont, 42, then of Windsor Locks, who was identified as the perpetrator.   

Rougemont was later arrested on unrelated charges by Massachusetts authorities where he was placed in a correctional facility.  On Jan. 22, detectives from the Windsor Locks Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division responded to Massachusetts and transported him back to Windsor Locks where he will face charges on two active arrest warrants issued in relation to the church burglaries.  

Rougemont was charged with third-degree burglary, sixth-degree larceny and third-degree criminal mischief for allegedly burglarizing the church on June 24, 2012. He was charged with criminal attempt to commit sixth-degree larceny, possession of burglary tools, interfering with an office, second-degree reckless endangerment, engaging police in pursuit and reckless driving for allegedly attempting to burglarize the church on Sept. 22, 2012 and then escaping from police.

He is being held on a $45,000 bond and will be arraigned at GA-13 Enfield court on today. 

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