HO HO HOLD UP! Santas rob Berlin shop at gunpoint

Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:48am EST
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BERLIN (Reuters Life!) - Two men dressed in Santa Claus outfits held up a Berlin supermarket at gunpoint and made off with an undisclosed amount of loot, police said on Wednesday.

"They didn't look like they were going to be passing out any presents when they came in," police said in a statement about the robbery late Monday evening.

When a 38-year-old sales clerk asked them to take off their disguises, one of the Santas pulled out a pistol and demanded money from her and a 22-year-old colleague. They escaped with the money. Neither sales clerk was hurt.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey; editing by Paul Casciato)