Police Search for Three Men Who Robbed Church Congregation at Gunpoint

An employee at John Jovino Co. holds a revolver on Thursday, June 26, 2008 in New York. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier in the day that Americans have a constitutional right to keep guns in their homes for self-defense - the justices' first major pronouncement on gun control in …
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Police in a city in Indiana are searching for three men who robbed a church congregation at gunpoint.

Police responded to a report of a holdup at Centro Cristiano Church in Lawrence at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night, WXIN reported.

Officers found members of the congregation, who said they were robbed by three men at gunpoint in church.

One of the suspects, armed with a black handgun, stayed at the door and pointed a gun at the congregation, according to the victims.

The victims said he is a black male between 5’7” and 5’10” tall, skinny, and weighing around 130 to 140 pounds. He is in his mid-twenties, wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and white and black tennis shoes.

The second and third suspects, also armed with handguns, forced the congregants to the ground and made them remove items from their pockets, according to the victims.

The victims said they were black males between 5’7” and 5’10” and in their mid-twenties, as well. They were wearing black hoodies, gray and black pants, and white and black tennis shoes also

The third suspect threatened to shoot the victims.

The men stole personal items and small amounts of cash belonging to the victims before they fled north and west around the building.