Washington Park, Illinois – Three women attending a church choir rehearsal were robbed of their purses by a masked gunman this week.
Police report the crime happened at Mount Calvary Church in Washington Park, Illinois (near East St. Louis). The suspect was described as a thin, light skinned black male who was wearing a hoodie and white handkerchief around his face.
He allegedly produced a handgun and removed three purses from the victims and fled. There were several more people at the church, and it is unknown if anyone else had been robbed at the time of the report.
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