Nuns thwart Genoa convent robbery

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Nuns at a convent in the Genoa area thwarted a robbery. Photo: Karaian/Flickr
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A man attempted to steal over €1,000 from a convent in the Genoa area, but failed to take into account the quick reaction of the nuns.

The man, a 52-year-old Spaniard, allegedly stole the money, in cash, from the convent's offices, where donations received over the holiday period were kept, Articolo Tre reported. 

But quick-thinking nuns, upon realizing what had happened, chased after him and blocked his getaway from the building in the town of Castellato, with the help of passers-by. 

During his escape attempt, the man also knocked over the 50-year-old cook, causing her a shoulder injury.

He was arrested and taken into custody on Monday night.

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