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Billings man arrested in home invasion assaults

By Associated Press
Published On: Aug 16 2013 09:56:52 AM MDT
BILLINGS, Mont. -

Police in Billings say they have made an arrest in connection with two home invasion robberies in which three elderly women were assaulted, including two nuns.
    
Officers say 32-year-old Christopher Pine of Billings is believed to have been involved in the break-ins late Tuesday and early Wednesday. Pine was arrested Friday on suspicion of aggravated burglary and robbery.
    
Police were investigating after someone broke into a house late Tuesday, beat a 76-year-old woman, took credit cards and her car. About three hours later, two people broke into the home of two nuns, assaulting both and taking a credit card and other items.
    
Police say the stolen car was recovered.
    
The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth say 90-year-old Sister Mary Vincentia Maronick and 79-year-old Sister Clara Scherr were doing well Friday morning.