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Nun Robbed At Boston Church

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Police are looking for a man who robbed an 85-year-old nun as she was paying for a meal at the historic Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston.

The nun was standing at the window of the rectory office to pay for the meal when suspect grabbed the money she had placed on the counter and walked out the door.

Police say the nun was in mass and refused to speak to investigators until the service concluded Friday.

Officers who canvassed the area could not find the suspect they described as Hispanic, in his late 30s, with a slim build, a receding hairline and wearing a black leather jacket.

The imposing basilica, also known as the Mission Church, is one of the largest churches in the Boston Archdiocese.

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