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Man who robbed several people at local church arrested, police say

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MONROE, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Monroe have arrested a man they say robbed several people at a church last year.

On Dec. 31, police were called to the New Life Church of God at 725 Engleside Street around 9 p.m. after several people reported a man wearing a mask and carrying a large gun entered the church. 

The man never said anything; he just pointed his gun at several people, grabbed five purses containing miscellaneous items and cash and then ran out of the church, according to the Monroe Police Department.

On Monday, Scottavais Lorenzo Hailey, 27 of Monroe, was arrested in connection with these robberies. He was charged with five counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

He is in the Union County Jail under a $100,000.

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