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Hastings Church Broken Into, Cash Stolen

HASTINGS-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. – A local church woke up to signs of a break in before realizing what exactly had been stolen from inside.

Police said they received a call from the St. Matthew’s Church around 5 a.m. on Jan. 18 about a robbery.  Police said an unknown person broke a small window on a side door to gain entry into the church before stealing an undetermined amount of cash from the rectory.  Police said they suspected the robbery occurred sometime overnight between Jan. 17 and the early hours of Jan. 18.  Police are still investigating the incident.

Police said a 20-year-old Yonkers man came into headquarters on Jan. 18 and turned himself in, saying he was wanted on a warrant by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  Hastings police said while they were confirming the warrant with the MTA, the man had “a change of heart” and fled the station.  Police searched the area for the suspect, but with negative results.  Police did not say what charges the man was facing.

A 47-year-old Hastings woman told police an unknown man knocked on her door on the evening of Jan. 13 and stated that he was making a medicine delivery.  Police said the woman did not open the door because she did not see the man and was not expecting a delivery.  The unknown man left in an unknown direction and police responded, but were unsure if anything was suspicious.

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