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2 Charged With Robbing Nun at Knife-Point in Quincy, Mass.

Police found the suspects in the area and found a small knife, six cellphones and a checkbook belonging to a resident of Weymouth

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    Two women were arrested after they allegedly robbed a nun at knife-point Sunday afternoon in Quincy, Massachusetts. (Published Monday, Aug. 22, 2016)

    Police in Quincy, Massachusetts, say two women were arrested after they allegedly robbed a nun at knife-point Sunday afternoon. 

    The victim, a Sister at The Daughters of Mary of Nazareth Convent, said she was walking in civilian clothing on Phipps Street by Water Street. 

    She said at one point the suspect, identified at Vanessa Young, 26, of Somerville, attempted to take a small satchel out of her hand. 

    A small struggle ensued, during which the victim noticed another woman acting as a look-out. 

    Young allegedly told the victim that she wasn’t going to hurt her. The victim opened her satchel, which contained rosary beads, a key and a small memento, and Young took the rosary beads and ran off. 

    The victim fled back to the convent. 

    Police found the suspects in the area and found a small knife, six cellphones and a checkbook belonging to a resident of Weymouth. The rosary beads were not found. 

    Police say Young was charged with armed robbery, assault with a dangerous weapon, and B&E daytime to commit a felony. 

    The lookout, identified as Crystal Young, 26, of Somerville, was charged with armed robbery and accessory after the fact. 

    Both are expected to be arraigned in Quincy District Court Monday. 

    It is not clear if they have lawyers.

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