Hate crime charges for nun burglar

Hate crime charges for nun burglar

Roberto Pantoja mugshot from SCPD

A Huntington Station man was charged with a hate crime after allegedly stealing from the same convent twice.

On both March 7 and March 26, the Suffolk County Police Department has alleged, the suspect entered theSaint Hugh of Lincoln Convent on East 9th Street and stole both property and cash that belonged to the nuns living there.

Hate Crimes Unit detectives arrested Roberto Pantoja, 31, on Tuesday, charging him with two counts of second-degree burglary as a hate crime.

Attorney information for Pantoja was not immediately available on the state court system’s online database. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact detectives at 631-852-6323.

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