NH Maintenance Worker Charged With Stealing Nuns’ Purses
MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Police in Manchester have arrested a man accused of stealing purses and other items from some nuns while they were setting up for their annual charity fair.
Twenty-five-year-old Brendan Ramsey of Manchester had been doing maintenance work for the Sisters of the Holy Cross on Oct. 18, when the thefts were reported. He was charged Wednesday with multiple counts of receiving stolen property and theft by deception.
Police say they began investigating after two nuns reported their purses and one Nook electronic reader had been stolen from the convent.
When one of the nuns went to cancel her credit card, she found her card had been used at several places, including Walmart where a suspect bought an XBox gaming system.
Police say the suspect seen in video surveillance at Walmart is not Ramsey and they are still looking for that person.
Police later found out that Xbox was allegedly pawned by Ramsey for $80 along with the stolen Nook.