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Published: Monday, April 4 2011 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Eagle Mountain, UT

You can't get much lower than this guy has. He obviously doesn't know much about LDS missionaries or he would know they don't carry much money.
Really happy to hear the Sisters are OK.

Salt Lake City, ut

This happens a lot, people see LDS missionaries nicely dressed and they automatically think these guys or girls got money. Nope just pass along cards and pamphlets maybe a BOM. Your told not to carry any cash, just the credit card the church gives you at the start of your mission.
I maybe understand two Elders but two Sisters is really ridiculous. I dont most of the time agree with most byu fans but TJ is right on this one. Very low indeed. Look at the bright side Sisters, you will now always have a good story to tell your families. The Lord will always protect his servants.

South Jordan, UT

I have a son currently serving in Brazil. He was robbed at gunpoint last year. He said it happens to almost every missionary that serves in certain parts of the mission. They are specifically taught not to carry anything of value. His watch was stolen. That was all he and his companion had of any value.

Saint George, UT

I'm kind of surprised this made news. I was held at knife-point several times on my mission and even held hostage for about 2 hours. I guess it is more rare to happen to Sisters. Glad to hear they're okay.

Provo, UT

It would have been nice to identify these as "Sister Missionaries" in the title and early on in the (very short) story. I was quite shaken by the image of two male elders handing over their "purses".

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

Hmmm...on my mission in South America we got robbed about once a month on average. Sometimes at gunpoint, usually at knifepoint. I guess this is bound to make news when it happens in the U.S.

Layton, UT

Obviously, this fellow was merely masquerading as a "person of interest". Glad the sister missionaries are OK. I personally know of a situation, wherein a man at knife point, two LDS Elders on the streets of D.C. Several witnesses told him to NOT rob the "ministers". As he fled the scene a half block away, he turned to see if the Elders were pursuing him, they weren't, he ran into traffic and was struck by a Metro bus. Thought that was fitting.(my younger brother was one of the Elders) After that, in that part of their Mission, no more street robberies of Elders occurred for several years.

Provo, MA

Uhhhh...the local newspaper report in the the Augusta Times mentions that a cigarette case was an item in the stolen purses...why is that not mentioned in this article? lol...

Spanish Fork, UT

I looked at the article, and the cigarette case was mentioned. But so was this comment: "The missionaries involved tell me that the vintage cigarette case was being used as a wallet."

Syracuse, UT

If you have served a mission you most likely have been robbed or something interesting has happened to you, its a way of life.

Orem, UT

Nice dude, maybe you'll have time to read that book when they catch you...

while you're sitting in jail...

Then, when you get out, the Sisters will arrange your baptism, and you'll be clean from all your sins...

Something to look forward to...

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

My mission president made us promise we wouldn't write home and tell our moms when we got robbed - he would get so inundated by phone calls from concerned parents that he couldn't do his job. I guess that cat's out of the bag with these sisters - their robbery is front-page news!

Salt Lake City, UT

I am glad no one was hurt.

Sad this had to happen at all.

mountain man
Salt Lake City, UT

What is this world coming to. At least there was nothing more serious that was done to this women.

Montesano, WA

I am so glad that these two sisters are ok!

Junction city, Oregon

Time to let the missionaries have a conceal carry permit.

American Fork, UT

Hopefully where they can they pack heat. It's the utah way.

Fresno, CA

Dude, they would have GIVEN you the Book of Mormon!

plano, tx

Missionaries both elders and sisters have had things like this occurring for years so why is that big a deal? It is good to know the sisters are ok though.

Ogden, Utah

I will gladly pay for everything they lost.

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