Bronx Church Burglar Suspect Nabbed by Cops


Police say they have arrested and charged a Bronx man on two burglary counts, and are investigating him as a suspect for a string of eight other similar burglaries at churches and parochial schools in the Bronx’s 50th and 52nd precincts.

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 20, 2010

51-year-old Nathaniel Linden was arrested yesterday in connection with a break-in at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Philip Neri. The New York Times‘ City Room blog says police later charged him with a second burglary count when they matched him to surveillance camera footage from a break-in at the Iglesia Bautista Hispana de Fordham on Dec. 13.
Those two break-ins are only the latest in a series of eight other late-night neighborhood church burglaries where “unknown suspects” stole cash and computer equipment. Police say they recovered hair fibers from one of those break-ins (a Nov. 29 incident at the Our Lady of Refuge school on Briggs Avenue) and are investigating Linden as a suspect in those crimes.


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