San Diego

Pastor Robbed While Giving Easter Service

A woman allegedly walked into the pastor's unlocked office and took off with $600 in cash and two cell phones

A pastor was robbed Sunday afternoon while giving his Easter service, police said.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m., a woman in her 40s allegedly walked into the pastor's unlocked office at the First Presbyterian Church on 320 Dale Street in Bankers Hill and stole $600 and two cell phones, according to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD).

After the service, the pastor noticed his belongings were missing and tracked the phones down to Eighth Avenue and F Street, about 13 blocks away from the church.

The woman turned over the phones but denied having the money. The pastor then called the police, who searched the woman and located the money.

The money was returned and the woman was arrested and charged with grand theft.

The pastor, however, told police he did not want to press charges.

People around the area told NBC 7 the woman is a regular service goer at the church.

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