- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

BOSTON (AP) - Bail has been revoked for a man accused of stealing from a shrine to a Roman Catholic saint to whom many pray for the return of lost and stolen things.

Prosecutors say bail was set at $3,500 for 33-year-old Erik Swanson of Bedford on larceny and other charges stemming from the theft of items including a sound system from St. Anthony’s shrine in Boston on Friday.

But the judge revoked Swanson’s bail in two unrelated cases.

The Rev. Thomas Conway, executive director of St. Anthony’s shrine, says he’s not ready to judge Swanson and thinks the theft may have been a call for help.

Swanson’s lawyer, Patrick Colvario, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.

Swanson is due back in court on Dec. 12.



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