56-year-old woman steals purse from elderly parishioner in church


Brenda Yancy 
By: Tanya Malhotra

Police in Florida, were called after a woman kicked another woman and stole her purse in a church.

Sanford Police officers went to the Rescue Outreach Mission Church on Historic Goldsboro Boulevard, to investigate a robbery report.

There, they found the 76-year-old woman who was assaulted and robbed.

Carolyn Pettus was opening the church for Sunday services and left her bag on a church bench while she went into another room.

When she returned, she found Brenda Yancy, 56, with her purse and her cash. Pettus asked Yancy to return the purse and the money, but the suspect refused.

Yancy kicked the victim before fleeing from the church.

The officers found Yancy near the church. She was arrested and charged with one counts of robbery, battery on a person 65 years or older and possession of drug paraphernalia/equipment.