Authorities in northwestern Brazil are searching for two men who held up an evangelical church during the middle of a mass. One them pointed a gun at a woman.
The frightening scene was all caught on video Sunday night shortly after the gunman and his accomplice interrupted the evening prayer service at the house of worship located in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas.
A congregant recorded the tense moment as the unidentified suspect wearing a red sweatshirt ordered the churchgoers to give up all of their personal belongings.
A young boy could be seen approaching the congregants under orders of the gunman and filling a backpack with their possessions.
The gun-totting church thief then instructed the woman that was sitting next to him to walk over and sit next to the rest of the worshipers before he followed her.
He then appears to look search through the bag before escaping the church.
No arrests had been announced as of Monday afternoon.
Authorities did not report any injuries during the church robbery. No shots were fired.
The incident certainly brought back memories of the December church massacre in Sao Paulo when a mentally ill Euler Fernando Grandolpho, 49, executed four churchgoers and injured four more during in the middle of mass inside the Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Conception.
He then turned the gun and killed himself.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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