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Cops: Man accused of stealing purses at Greensburg church

Paul Peirce
| Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

A 23-year-old Jeannette man was accused of entering a church in Greensburg and stealing the purses of two worshipers Sunday.

Martell Crosby was arraigned Monday on charges of burglary, receiving stolen property and public drunkenness and two counts of theft filed by city police after the theft at Otterbein United Methodist Church at 111 College Ave.

Patrolman Kerry Dieter reported the thefts occurred about 8:53 a.m. Sunday. Police reported that Crosby was arrested later on West Pittsburgh Street.

Crosby was arraigned before Greensburg District Judge Chris Flanigan and ordered held in the Westmoreland County Prison after failing to post $75,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday.

Paul Peirce is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-850-2860, ppeirce@tribweb.com or via Twitter @ppeirce_trib.

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