September 16, 2013

Worshippers at Mass. church robbed during service

Police say the masked suspect entered the church in Holyoke, announced the robbery, and took personal items from several of the roughly 20 worshippers.

The Associated Press

HOLYOKE, Mass. — Holyoke police are looking for a man they say interrupted a church service and robbed several members of the congregation at gunpoint.

Lt. James Albert says the masked suspect entered the Pentecostal church at about 2 p.m. Sunday, announced the robbery, and took personal items, including cellphones, from several of the roughly 20 worshippers.

One of the congregants called police after the robber ran off.

The suspect was described as a thin, Latino man wearing a black T-shirt, pants and hat.

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