Man Snatches Church Donations

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    An armed gunman got an unexpected surprise after he robbed a Camden church on Sunday. NBC10's George Spencer has the details. (Published Monday, May 5, 2014)

    Police are looking for the man who robbed a bag of donations from a New Jersey church, but the parish has the money back.
     
    Friar Karl Koenig, of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camden, tells the Courier-Post that he and two ushers were carrying a bag of money from the church to a nearby rectory Sunday when a man wearing black approached them from behind.

    Koenig says the man wordlessly pointed a gun and grabbed the money.
     
    The ushers and another parishioner gave chase and picked up the bag after the robber dropped it while climbing a fence.

    Koenig says people still worshipping at a Mass inside the Roman Catholic church were unaware of the drama as it unfolded.