A man and woman whom St. Louis police describe as “shoplifters” grabbed armfuls of clothes at a store and knocked flat an 87-year-old nun as they fled the scene of the crime.
The seriousness of the nun’s injuries are unknown at the time of this posting, but the thugs, who got away with over $3,000 worth of jackets were caught on security video as they made their escape.
The nun was knocked over near the door at Dick’s Sporting Goods on Wednesday as a man and woman ran out of the store with armfuls of North Face jackets worth nearly $3,000, police said. The nun was injured, though police did not say how badly she was hurt.
Another woman was seen with the shoplifters but left the store before they ran out with the merchandise.
Police believe the man and one of the women pulled off a similar crime on Oct. 25 at the Hibbett Sports store at the mall, getting away with about $2,300 worth of Nike clothing.
And on Friday, police believe the same people took about $3,000 worth of clothing from the PINK store at the mall.
The thieves used a white Chrysler 200 with no license plates for some thefts. For others, they had a dark green or black car with tinted windows and no license plates.
Authorities asked anyone with information about the thieves to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.
Hat tip / St. Louis Today