Tag: robbery

Woman robbed inside Lakeview church, say police

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



NEW ORLEANS – As Catholics mark the beginning of Holy Week, police are investigating an alarming crime inside a Lakeview church. As parishioners headed into Palm Sunday Mass at St. Dominic Church in Lakeview , they reflected on a shocking crime that happened inside earlier this week. “You would think coming to church you would […]




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Priest attacked in attempted armed robbery at Metairie church

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments



Authorities say two men who tried to rob a Metairie church hit a priest with a crowbar when he couldn't open up a safe on Sunday night. The unidentified priest had minor injuries and was treated at the scene, according to Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. The robbery attempt occurred […]




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Somerset church group hijacked on mission trip

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



Despite being kidnapped, robbed and left for dead in the forests of Guatemala, the short-term mission group from Riverside Church in Somerset, Wis. said they feel blessed. “We are just grateful to be alive,” said Rev. Bill Hieb, leader of the mission trip and pastor at Riverside Church. The mission trip was supposed to run […]




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Bryan Man Accused of Mugging Woman At Church Has Prior Criminal History

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Bryan man is charged with attacking and robbing a 95-year-old woman as she was walking to church Sunday morning. News 3 spoke with the suspect's family and also looked at how the First United Methodist Church of Bryan is supporting their member who was attacked. 95-year-old Edna Earle Jackson had parked in her normal […]




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‘He pointed his gun directly at the minister': Two in custody in connection with church robbery

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



EAST ST. LOUIS — Police on Monday have two men in custody for questioning in the armed robbery at a church while services were under way. Rufus Thomas, 19, of 1628 Henrietta Ave. in East St. Louis, was located by police about 5:30 p.m. Monday and Howard Dotson Jr., 17, of 2431 Gaty Ave. in […]




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Man sentenced to 30 years for armed robbery at church

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) – A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for robbing a woman in a Berkeley County church. After deliberating for less than two hours, a Berkeley County jury found Benjamin Jackson, III, guilty of armed robbery, kidnapping, second-degree burglary, grand larceny, possession of a firearm during commission of violent […]




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Retired chaplain mugged outside St. Louis church

| February 14, 2012 | 0 Comments



ST. LOUIS • A man who in the past accepted assistance from Saint Mary of Victories Chapel is accused of driving the getaway car after a retired chaplain there was mugged. Danielle Johnson, 40, of the 5500 block of Riverview Boulevard, was charged Tuesday in St. Louis Circuit Court with first-degree robbery and armed criminal […]




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Woman robbed in church foyer

| January 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



At approximately 0900 hours this morning (21st January 2012) an 85 year old lady was robbed of her purse by an unknown male party inside the foyer of the Ukrainian Church located at 40 Notre Dame Blvd in Sudbury. The elderly victim was violently shoved up against the church doors and then onto the ground […]




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Thief robs choir in church

| January 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



As the strains of "I Have Decided to Follow Jesus" filled the sanctuary, a man with a long gun interrupted choir practice Wednesday in a Goose Creek church and made off with purses, wallets and cell phones. "He yelled, 'Get on the floor! Get on the floor!' the whole time he was coming down the […]




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Man shot outside Fort Worth church

| January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments



FORT WORTH — An Arlington man walking into church early on New Year's morning found himself confronted by crime. Police said the victim was in the parking lot of the Iglesia Ni Cristo Church of Christ , 5420 Anderson Street, when he was approached by a man demanding money around around 6:30 a.m.   http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/church-shooting-136509323.html




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Supporters come to St. Margaret of Scotland to show love for beaten priest

| December 11, 2011 | 0 Comments



Rick Voris lives in Crestwood now, but he still comes regularly to St. Margaret of Scotland Church, his childhood parish, to listen to the man who baptized one of his daughters and buried both his parents. Voris, 59, was inside the South Side church again Thursday evening — along with about 300 other people — […]




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3 arrests made in LR church robbery

| September 12, 2011 | 0 Comments



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Three men have been arrested and charged with holding up members of a Little Rock church at gunpoint during a Sunday school class, police said. The robbers entered Third Missionary Baptist Church Sunday morning while more than a dozen people, seven of them children, were inside, police said. The robbers […]




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Biloxi duo arrested for robbing church

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments



BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Two Biloxi residents have been arrested for robbing a church. Police say Walter Reed, Jr. and Cynthia McDonald have both been charged in separate burglaries that have occurred at the Seashore Methodist Assembly Church. Police report that the burglaries occurred over the period of a month. According to police, the suspects […]




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Suspect in Shawnee church robbery sentenced to 10 years

| September 2, 2011 | 0 Comments



SHAWNEE, Okla. — The suspect accused of burglarizing a Shawnee church and robbing and kidnapping a church member has pleaded guilty in his case and been sentenced. Jason William Keller, 21, Meeker, was charged in Pottawatomie County District Court in connection with the May incident. He was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years with the Department […]




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Church robbery could lead to end of congregation

| September 1, 2011 | 0 Comments



LAWRENCE, Mass. — Members of a Lawrence church are reeling after an unholy act. Thieves stole cash and equipment and now the crime could force the congregation to close its doors. Just one day after celebrating their 25th anniversary, members of the First Haitian Baptist Church returned to find they'd been robbed. One day before […]




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