Two Tennessee theft suspects are accused of asking an elderly woman in church to “pray” with them as they stole her wallet, according to police.
The Clarksville Police Department (CPD) is investigating the incident that took place at the Hilldale Baptist Church sanctuary on Feb. 9 around 6 p.m.
Video footage of the incident shows the female suspects approaching the 78-year-old victim sitting in a pew and engaging her in conversation.
One suspect “requested the victim pray with her,” public information officer Scott Beaubien wrote in the video’s description.
“While they were praying, the second female rummaged through the victim’s purse and stole her wallet,” Beaubien said. “The suspects attempted to use the victim’s credit cards at Sam’s and Kroger’s shortly thereafter.”
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident.