Officers in Monroe are searching for a masked man who robbed a church in Monroe at gunpoint on New Years Eve.
Police were called to the Iglesia de Dios Nueva Vida church (New Life Church of God) at 725 Engleside Street around 9 p.m. Monday night after several people reported a man carrying a large gun entered the building.
The man, who wore a black mask, a black jacket, and khaki pants, grabbed womens purses while showing either a shotgun or rifle.
The suspect never said anything but he did point his gun at several people, according to the police report.
The thief then walked out of the church and fled in an unknown direction.
NBC Charlotte reporter Tony Burbeck will have more details on this incident starting on the 4 p.m. newscast.