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Buffalo man charged in connection with theft of Bishop Malone's car

A Buffalo man was arrested and charged in connection with a Wednesday break-in at the home of Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Buffalo Catholic Diocese and the theft of his car, according to a tweet Thursday from the Buffalo Police Department.

The man was identified as Joshua Hobes, 20, in the Buffalo Police tweet.

Hobes was stopped by Rochester Police about two hours after the incident, according to Buffalo Police spokesman Michael J. DeGeorge.

The break-in occurred about 10 p.m. on Oakland Place, DeGeorge said.

"The suspect was able to gain entry through unforced means. Once inside, the suspect made off with a few items, including a set of keys to the bishop's car. The suspect also was able to get into the garage and make off with the bishop's car," DeGeorge said.

Buffalo Police issued a bulletin and sometime after midnight a vehicle matching the description of the car was stopped.

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