Santa-suited man robs US yacht club with shotgun

A man dressed in a Santa suit and

armed with a gun robbed the East Providence Yacht Club in Rhode Island, USA, according to reports.

An employee had been getting the bar at the yacht club ready for the

evening when a man, described as large and wearing a Santa hat, white

beard, a red Santa suit jacket and jeans, walked in and produced a

shotgun or rifle-type gun from a sack.

The bartender escaped to a nearby establishment, and police said an undetermined amount of cash was missing from the bar

register when they arrived.