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Police make arrest after 2 purses stolen from Vernon church

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Edward Eaton (Department of Corrections) Edward Eaton (Department of Corrections)
VERNON, CT (WFSB) -

A man accused of stealing from parishioners at a Church in Vernon has been arrested.

Police said they arrested 56-year-old Edward Eaton, of Hartford.

He is accused of stealing purses belonging to two volunteers who were setting up for church breakfast with Santa.

Police said Eaton then went to a local liquor store to make a purchase.

Officers said he violated his probation and is charged with burglary.

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