Dec 21, 2010

It was a ho-ho-holdup: Santa robs a RI yacht club

Police say a man dressed as Santa Claus has robbed a Rhode Island yacht club.

A bartender was alone in the East Providence Yacht Club Sunday night when a large man wearing a red suit, red hat, white beard and carrying a sack walked into the bar and brandished a gun.

The bartender fled and ran to a nearby business where she called 911.

By the time police arrived, the Santa bandit -- as well as an undetermined amount of cash from the register -- was missing.