'Nuns' Try to Rob Poconos Bank, Leave Empty-Handed
Cops think they were spooked by teller, not by their piety
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 29, 2017 11:18 AM CDT
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This series of surveillance photos posted on the official FBI Philadelphia Twitter account show women dressed as nuns who attempted to rob a Citizens Bank near Tannersville, Pa., on Monday.   (Uncredited)

(Newser) – Police say two women dressed as nuns attempted to rob a bank in Pennsylvania's Poconos. Authorities say the women walked into Citizens Bank near Tannersville on Monday afternoon, one brandishing a handgun, and demanded money from a teller, the AP reports. They left without taking anything, however, and a police detective with the Pocono Township Police Department notes that something appeared to have scared them off, per WFMZ. Investigators speculate the women may have thought one of the tellers pushed the panic alarm. Each woman sported a black nun's habit and veil; one was wearing sunglasses.

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