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Masked Robbers Steal Church Funds From Parish Employees In Van Nuys

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VAN NUYS (CBSLA.com) — Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help in finding three men who robbed a pair of church employees who were transporting the congregation’s money.

The robbery occurred around 3:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of Church on the Way, 14300 Sherman Way, in Van Nuys, police said.

The suspects drove a gray, four-door compact car into the church’s parking lot, got out of the vehicle and confronted two employees.

“The masked robbers also hit one employee on the head as they removed cash from the employees’ vehicle,” police said in a news release.

After stealing an unknown amount of money, the suspects fled the scene, heading south from the church.

The crime was caught on the church’s video surveillance system.

The suspects are described as 25 to 30 years old, standing about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds, authorities said.

Anyone with information should call Detective O’Shea at (818)374-0087 or Detective Flores (818)374-0079.

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