Virgin Islands churchgoers grab gun-toting robber

September 13, 2009 2:45:39 PM PDT
Members of a church congregation in the U.S. Virgin Islands have wrestled with a gun-toting robber and held him captive until police arrived. Authorities say 18-year-old Kurt Huggins entered the Iglesia De Dios Sol de Justicia on St. Croix island Saturday and ordered everyone to lie down as he robbed them at gunpoint.

They say one man gave up money to the robber and then knocked the gun out of his hand. Other church members then grabbed the suspect.

Police spokeswoman Melody Rames said Sunday that Huggins has been charged with first-degree robbery and is being held on $75,000 bond.

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