Massachusetts

Police: Woman robs nun at knifepoint, steals rosary beads

  • This booking photo released by the Quincy Police Department shows Vanessa Young, one of two people arrested Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, on charges related to robbing a nun from the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent, who was not wearing religious attire, in Quincy, Mass. (Quincy Police Department via AP)

    This booking photo released by the Quincy Police Department shows Vanessa Young, one of two people arrested Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, on charges related to robbing a nun from the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent, who was not wearing religious attire, in Quincy, Mass. (Quincy Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This booking photo released Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, by the Quincy Police Department shows Crystal Young, one of two people arrested Sunday on charges related to robbing a nun from the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent, who was not wearing religious attire, in Quincy, Mass. (Quincy Police Department via AP)

    This booking photo released Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, by the Quincy Police Department shows Crystal Young, one of two people arrested Sunday on charges related to robbing a nun from the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent, who was not wearing religious attire, in Quincy, Mass. (Quincy Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Police say a Massachusetts woman robbed a nun at knifepoint and got away with her rosary beads.

Quincy police say a sister at the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth convent was in civilian clothing Sunday afternoon when a woman holding a knife approached her and tried to take a small satchel from her hand.

Police say the nun opened the satchel to show she didn't have any money, so the woman took the beads instead.

Police say the nun noticed another woman nearby acting as a lookout.

Vanessa Young is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges including assault with a dangerous weapon.

Crystal Young is accused of being the lookout. She is charged with armed robbery and accessory after the fact.

It couldn't be determined if they have lawyers.