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Del. poor box robber surrenders

Wilmington, Del., police say a man who stole donations for the poor from a priest preparing for Mass has surrendered.

Forty-nine-year-old Eric Hubbard turned himself in to police on Thursday. Police say Hubbard robbed a priest on Sunday morning at Saint Peter's Cathedral in Wilmington just before Mass.

The priest told officers that the man implied he had a gun and demanded money. The priest handed over an envelope containing donations to the poor box and the man fled.

Hubbard has been charged with robbery and attempted robbery.

-- Associated Press

By Washington Post Editors  |  June 18, 2010; 7:57 AM ET
Categories:  Delaware , Updates  
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