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Police hunt suspects who robbed a congregation in Alex

Authorities says a group of about 10 men took congregants’ belongings including jewellery and cash.

FILE: Picture: freeimages.com

JOHANNESBURG - Police are appealing to the public to assist in a search for a group of about 10 men who robbed a church in Alexandra, leaving congregants in shock.

Authorities says the congregation was gathered for Friday night prayers, when the burglars ordered them to lie down and took their belongings including rings, watches, handbags and cash.

Police says the suspects fled with a VW Polo.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela says no one has been arrested and they have opened a case of business robbery among others.

"On their way out, they shot a priest but he was not injured, the bullet on teared his trousers. A case of attempted murder was included in the case and our investigation continue."

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