Authorities responded to the St. James United Methodist Church on 512 St. James Ave. around 8 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery.
One of the victims told police that a man entered the church through an unlocked door and aimed a shotgun towards the choir area. The victims told police that the suspect then told the choir to get on the floor and to "Keep your heads down, I'll blow your head off."
According to investigators, the suspect continued to demand everyone's wallets and purses and told everyone to keep their heads down.
I don't advocate shooting robbers in church as a standard practice, but when someone threatens with a weapon, I think proper application of force is in order.
No information as whether or not the church has a "no weapons" policy. That seems like a pertinent fact for a news report.