Ohio robber hits church volunteer with pepper spray, steals $2K in bingo money

Police said a man blasted pepper spray into the face of a 66-year-old church volunteer in southwest Ohio, then stole $2,000 in bingo proceeds. Police said the man was leaving St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church with funds raised through bingo games when he was accosted by a young man who demanded the money and then sprayed him.

Police think the robber knew bingo money would be taken out of the church after the night's games. It was meant to be deposited in a bank account.

Police told The Cincinnati Enquirer that the older man struggled and suffered minor injuries besides a burning sensation on his face in the Sunday night robbery.

Police asked Friday for the public's help in solving the crime.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com