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Mo. nuns help police nab robbery suspect
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Thou shalt not steal -- especially within sight of a convent.
Police in Independence, Mo., are crediting a pair of nuns with helping nab a gun-toting man suspected of burglarizing two homes Thursday morning.
Around 7 a.m., Sister Catarina glanced out a window of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharist convent and spotted a suspicious man walking through a soybean field. She and Sister Connie headed outside to see if the man was lost or hunting illegally.
The nuns saw the man was carrying a shotgun, boxing gloves and other items. When they began to question him, the man ran into nearby woods.
Sister Catarina gave chase, wearing her ankle-length habit and flip-flops. He got away, but the 49-year-old nun was able to describe him later to police, who made an arrest.