RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) – The Bible is mightier than the gun, at least for a group of Brazilian robbers.
Unsure if their weapons had caused enough fear, robbers who broke into a monastery made a priest swear on the Bible that he had handed over all the money, police said on Friday.
The 15 hooded men who stole some $6,200 from a secluded Catholic monastery near the town of Guaratingueta in Sao Paulo state were apologetic.
“They were asking the priests to forgive them during the robbery, saying they were only doing it because they needed the money,” said police investigator Flavio Andre Averaldo.
“And before leaving they made one priest swear on the Holy Bible that there was nothing left.”