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Arrest Made Connected to Recent Home Invasions

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Billings police have made an arrest in connection with two home invasions, targeting elderly residents, which happened in the Magic City earlier in the week.

Billings Police Department's Lieutenant Kevin Iffland says Christopher Pine, of Billings, has been arrested on charges of aggravated burglary and robbery. Police say the 32-year-old Native American male is believed to be connected to the home invasion on 11th Street West and the one on Gregory Drive South.

"There is information at this time to believe that Christopher Pine was connected to both of those," says Iffland.

During their investigation, detectives were led to an address, where they attempted to issue a search warrant.

"From that point while the detectives were there, the stolen vehicle from the first house break-in on 11th Street West was located," says Iffland.

One of the people inside that vehicle was Christopher Pine.

"Subsequent investigation led to enough probable cause to charge Christopher pine at this time and he's booked in the county jail," says Iffland.

A statement from the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth indicates the two victims of one of the home invasions, who are nuns, are healing and in good spirits. And they are thankful for the investigative work of the police department. At last check, those victims, Sister Mary Vincentia Maronick and Sister Clara Scherr, remain in the hospital. Police say the case is still an active investigation.

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