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Cleveland nun carjacked at gunpoint, school supplies stolen

CLEVELAND-- A 71-year-old nun was carjacked and robbed at gunpoint outside her home in Cleveland.

It happened at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Mandalay Avenue on the city's east side.

According to the police report, the suspect asked the victim for the time. After she responded, the man pulled out a handgun and demanded her keys.

The victim asked if she could get her items for St. Aloysius Parish out of the car, but the man said, "I ain't no church." He drove off in the blue 2004 Honda Civic, which is registered to Ursuline Academy of Cleveland.

The car contained $300 in school supplies, the church basketball uniforms and track equipment, the police report said.

Following a tip, police located the Honda Civic late Friday morning behind a home on Yorick Avenue in Cleveland.

Police are still searching for the suspects.

The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland released the following statement:

"The Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland are very grateful for the safety of our sister. We are grateful too for the prompt assistance of the Cleveland Police Department 5th District with special thanks to commander Sammy Morris for his attention and concern for our sister. Our friends in the Collinwood neighborhood have been very supportive. Sadly, many nameless citizens are victims of violence daily – and we will continue to work and pray for an end to poverty and violence in our beloved city of Cleveland – where we have served since 1850."

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