Three armed men robbed the congregants of Good News Community in Church in New Brighton in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
Police spokesperson Captain Andre Beetge said one suspect acted as a lookout while the other two armed suspects entered the church where 15 congregants were preparing food for a church function.
“The suspects demanded their cellphones and cash money. A total of six phones and belongings were taken by the suspects,” he said.
“No church money was taken and no shots were fired. The three suspects then fled on foot.”