UPDATED 08:09 P.M.
A church is the last place you would expect to get robbed. But that's what happened to three women at The Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in Roanoke County.
On Wednesday night they had their weekly choir practice and as always left a side door unlocked so people could come and go.
That's how the suspect was able to get inside the church.
Father Tom Reeves told WDBJ7 that one woman was playing piano and the other two were gathered around when the man walked inside.
According to Roanoke County Police, the man ordered the women to get on the floor.
He said he had a gun, took their wallets and then left the church. The women never saw the gun.
Father Reeves spoke with the victims after he heard the news.
"Thankfully they were not harmed," says Father Reeves, "They're a little shaken today but they seem to be doing well."
Father Reeves says from now on church members will be extra careful with doors. It will be locked during activities especially at night.
Police have not made any arrests and there's no description of the suspect.
Father Reeves says while the victims are safe they told him it may be a while before they return to choir practice.
Police in Roanoke County are looking for a robber who held-up several people at a church.
It happened at the The Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul on North Lake Drive just before 9 p.m. Wednesday night.
The robber went into the church and told people he'd shoot them if they didn't give up their money.
The robber never showed a gun, but did get away with some cash.
Officers and a police dog searched for the robber but couldn't find him.