Tag: robbery

Worshipper robbed while praying in Benton Harbor church

| July 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

BENTON HARBOR — An afternoon of prayer turned into a robbery Friday. Police say a man was robbed a little after 2 Friday afternoon while praying inside St. John and Bernard Parish, which is off Columbus and Catalpa streets in Benton Harbor. Detectives said they have seen it all — mostly break-ins and robberies in […]

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Holy Spirit Church robbed

| July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

MARGAO: Cash between 2,000 and 5,000 was stolen from the money box inside Holy Spirit Church, Margao, on Wednesday night. Margao police have registered a theft case against unknown culprits. Parish priest, Fr Francisco Avinash Rebello, told TOI, "The sacristan went to the chapel at 5.45am and saw that the main altar and the tabernacle […]

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Colombian gang apologizes for robbing suburban church group

| July 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

COLOMBIA— A group of west suburban students experienced an unlikely apology after they were robbed in Colombia. 16 high school students and chaperons from Glen Ellyn Bible Church traveled on a two-week long mission trip to Bogota. About half of the group was going to a children's center to deliver supplies when they were robbed […]

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Several Churches Robbed in St. Charles County

| June 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Police are investigating a number of church break-in in May and June throughout St. Charles County. Three churches in unincorporated St. Charles County, including Immanuel Lutheran Church, Calvary West and St. Joseph Catholic Church, were robbed in May. Three churches in St. Charles were robbed in the last week. Saint Peter Parish on Third Street […]

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Female Minister Robbed on Way to Service

| June 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

A 60-year-old female church minister has been attacked and robbed as she prepared to give service in her Methodist Church. The attack happened as Rev. Christine Leech was arriving at Rhydings Methodist Church in Lancashire, England to give her evening service. Rev. Leech, who was fully dressed in her ministerial attire, was confronted by a […]

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Man Charged With Assaulting Pastor and His Wife

| June 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

MISSION – The man accused in the assault on a pastor and his wife went before a judge and police say he's linked to another crime. Miguel Angel Salinas is charged with robbery, aggravated robbery and theft. Police arrested Salinas after he allegedly committed two robberies. Police say he robbed and assaulted a pastor Tuesday […]

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Masked gunman robs Woodbridge church

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — Two teens were charged Sunday morning with robbing a Woodbridge church at gunpoint during worship services, police said. A gunman came in to the Christ is Lord Ministry, located at 14338 Jefferson Davis Highway near the Prince William Shopping Center around 11:45 a.m. through an unlocked rear door, Prince William police spokesman […]

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Police: Woman Attacked At Church

| June 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Police officers in Altamonte Springs said they're investigating an attack at a church. Click Like For Central Florida News Updates: Altamonte Springs police Officer Rob Pelton said Assistant Church manager Kimberly Maag had just unlocked the offices and heard a noise. She grabbed pepper spray and checked various rooms but found […]

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Teen Pleads Guilty in Attempted Robbery of Nun

| May 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 18-year-old Detroit man accused of attempting to rob a 74-year-old St. Clare of Montefalco nun in February pleaded guilty in Wayne Circuit Court Thursday to assault with intent to rob while armed. Raylon Vandie Wright will be sentenced before Judge Bruce Morrow on June 16, said Maria Miller, spokeswoman for the Wayne County Prosecutor's […]

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Man, Young Son Charged With Parish Robbery

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — A 52-year-old Bridgewater man charged last month with breaking into 16 houses, at times while his 4-year-old daughter accompanied him, was arrested late Friday night on charges that he and his 11-year-old son broke into a church parish center to steal food, our news partner The Enterprise reported. Michael Varano, of 24 […]

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Pastor Recovers After Attack At Lawrenceville Church

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

PITTSBURGH — A local pastor is out of the hospital after he was attacked and robbed at his Lawrenceville church on Friday. Police said the crime happened at Trinity Baptist Church on Ligonier Street. Investigators said the pastor heard someone banging on the door and yelled to see who it was. When the pastor opened […]

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Armed man robs church

| May 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

A drunken man wielding a stick stormed into a London church service and demanded cash on Sunday. Shortly before 4 p.m., two parishioners at a downtown church asked a man who was drinking on the steps to leave the property. The man attacked the two men, ripping the shirt of one and throwing a piece […]

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Cops: Pastor, Church Members Robbed At Gunpoint

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

SANFORD, Fla. — A night of Bible study came to a terrifying end for members of a Sanford church on Wednesday when deputies said two masked men stormed into the building and robbed everyone inside at gunpoint. Sanford police are still working to find clues about who robbed the Iglesia Apostolica church on Sanford Avenue […]

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Church robbed of $19,000 on Easter Sunday

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Thieves stole $19,000 of collection money during a break-in at a Farrer church on Easter Sunday. The St Augustine's Church in Beasley Street was broken into between 1pm and 4.30pm on Easter Sunday, with entry being gained to the building through a bedroom window at the priest's residence attached to the church. The offender took […]

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Stiffer penalties sought for theft, robbery inside places of worship

| April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Senator Manuel Villar has filed a bill that seeks to increase the penalties for theft or robbery committed in a place of worship. Senate Bill 1096 seeks to increase by two degrees the penalty for theft or robbery committed within any church, temple, or public museum that is currently stated in the law. "This type […]

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