Nun Robbed of Her Purse in South St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – A man wielding a screwdriver robbed an elderly nun Thursday morning outside a church on the city’s south side.

A priest at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church tells KMOX the 83-year-old nun, who was not wearing a habit, drove to the church from St. Joseph’s Convent on Minnesota Ave around 5:45 a.m. As she began to walk into the church the suspect approached her and pulled out a screwdriver.

The priest says the suspect then forced the sister into the rectory in the 4200 block of Delor, where he took her purse and pushed her to the ground.

The sister was not physically injured.

Police are looking for a white Yukon. It’s believed the suspect may have gotten into it after the robbery.


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