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Police: Nun Has No Cash, So Robber Takes Rosary

2 women have been charged in Massachusetts
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2016 7:28 PM CDT
Police: Nun Has No Cash, So Robber Takes Rosary
Nuns wait for the arrival of Pope Francis at the Sanctuary of the Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland, Saturday, July 30, 2016.   (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

(Newser) – If you're thinking a nun might not be your best choice for robbing if you're looking to grab a bunch of cash, you're apparently not wrong: Police in Massachusetts say a woman held up a sister from the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent at knifepoint Sunday afternoon, trying to take a small satchel she was holding. When the nun (who was wearing civilian clothing at the time) opened the satchel to show it did not contain any money, the woman took the sister's rosary beads instead, police say. The suspect was expected to be charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, and an alleged lookout was to be charged with armed robbery and accessory after the fact, the AP reports. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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