Elderly Nun Robbed By Man Armed with Screwdriver

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An 83-year-old nun was walking to church when a man armed with a screwdriver robbed her of her bag and wallet before getting away in an SUV driven by another man.

The incident happened at St. John the Baptist Church early Thursday morning. As the nun was walking into the rectory, a man pushed her inside and took her belongings. Reverend John Keenoy, pastor at SJBC, tells Daily RFT that the nun was not injured.

Police are looking for a suspect described as a black man in his forties who is 5'10", bald and has a stocky build.

The SUV was light colored, according to the Post-Dispatch.

As for the nun who had to go through the ordea, she's back to normal business except for "getting her drivers license and things like that," Keenoy says.

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Renee Horeen
Renee Horeen

You are wasting your time with Lisa. That chick is insane!!!!!

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"you're too ignorant for me to waste any more time on." = bradley can't list 3 out of the "dozens" of "sources" he claims he knows of that contradicts the FBI page...so he's running away.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

and lisa...damn, girl. take a breath. you're obviously a crackpot. i'm not going to read that colossal bag of liberal gibberish you typed up there.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"There are dozens of resources that contradict what you said". list 3. without calling me stupid...list 3.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"There are dozens of resources that contradict what you said" list 3, bradley. list 3 of the "dozens" that contradict the FBI web page.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"There are dozens of resources that contradict what you said" list 3. if there are "dozens"...then it should be easy for you to list 3 that "contradict" the FBI website.

Lisa Corley Davis
Lisa Corley Davis

Yes, I'm sure given your condition you aren't aware, but being a douchebag is a bad thing. So is being moronic. Anyone who blamed Bush for as you put it "a slight increase in violent crime" in one particular city would have been a moron, too. Just because you want to be correct, doesn't make it so. And "nothing ever is obama's fault"??? SERIOUSLY? You dumbasses point the finger at him for fucking everything. Get the hell over that your side LOST TWO PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN A ROW. Hate him for legitimate concerns, fine, but come off as a dipshit and expect to be called out on it. So over your brand of troll. Come back when you have something intelligent to contribute.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

if i asked you "is the sky blue?" and you gave me "stats" on the price of pork chops...it wouldn't prove that i was "wrong" by you not answering if the sky was blue.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

you didn't contradict it. you avoided answering it by throwing out some "stats" that you provided no link to back up.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

and umm...since you said i was "ignorant" and "illogical"...this is from http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats. "2012 stats show a slight increase in violent crime". it's funny how everything bad that happens is "bush's fault"...but nothing...ever...is obama's fault.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"Steve, you are an ignorant, illogical douchebag." you say "douchebag" like it's a bad thing, lisa.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"Statistics don't factor in one part of the city" so, basically...you aren't going to answer my question of "are you really going to suggest that south st. louis is safer now than it was 20 years ago?"

Adam Fry
Adam Fry

Im just string the pot. Im glad there is some passion out there.

Floyd Brookman
Floyd Brookman

Where does it say she rejected her vows of poverty, Adam? She had a 'bag' (shopping bag?) and a wallet with her DL. I doubt many 83-year old Nuns are packing cash and iPods. How the hell is she the culprit here. I just see a robber with such bad judgement that he should seriously consider a change in his career path.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

are you really going to suggest that south st. louis is safer now than it was 20 years ago?

driver3
driver3

Geez, dude - Nuns take a vow of poverty. Maybe you should rethink your career path.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

why are we shocked? i mean, we did begin to fundamentally transform america once obama got elected. this is what we got.

Clyde Rhoads
Clyde Rhoads

Really? thats your take-away from this story? So, by this mentality, anyone who owns a smartphone, a nice coat, purse or anything else that has value, they are to blame for being robbed? The fact that she had a handbag and wallet is completely irrelevant to the fact that some asshole decided to use a screwdriver as a weapon in order take another persons belongings. Blame the criminal for his actions, not the victim for something they should've been doing.

Adam Fry
Adam Fry

She should have obeyed her Oath of Poverty.

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