Suspect arrested in robberies at Philly convent

    Police say a suspect has been arrested in a pair of break-ins at a west Philadelphia convent last week.

    Police accuse 26-year-old William Hagans of south Philadelphia of being the person who crawled through a window of Saint Gabriel’s Convent and stole about $1,250 in cash on Wednesday and Thursday.


    Capt. Larry Nodiff of the South Detective Division told The Philadelphia Inquirer that a private surveillance camera picked up images of Hagans in the area. He alleged that the defendant used the money to buy a smartphone.

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    Hagans was held Monday on $100,000 bail Monday on charges of burglary, theft, criminal trespass and receiving stolen property. Court documents indicated that he would be represented by the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where a message couldn’t be left Monday evening.

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