A New York pastor was robbed at gunpoint as he delivered a sermon throughout a live-streamed church service on Sunday (July 24), per the New York Put up.
Armed intruders entered Leaders of Tomorrow Worldwide Ministries in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday the place they robbed Bishop Lamor Whitehead, his spouse, and presumably churchgoers of $400,000 value of jewellery, police mentioned.
The theft occurred at round 11:14 a.m. in the course of Whitehead’s Sunday sermon to the congregation and people watching the stay stream at residence.
“What number of of you may have misplaced your religion since you noticed any individual else die?” Whitehead requested his congregation proper earlier than recognizing three masked gunmen.
“All proper, all proper,” the pastor mentioned as he bent all the way down to the bottom on his fingers and knees.
Whitehead, who has been accused of being “flashy,” was sporting a maroon go well with, lengthy gold chain, and a big ring on the time of the incident.
In accordance with the police, the robbers fled with jewellery amounting to $400k after the crime.
Whitehead mentioned the incident has left his congregation “traumatized” in a video posted to his Instagram.
“The ladies and kids that was in my church, my daughter, she’s traumatized proper now. She’s not even speaking,” he mentioned.
The bishop additionally addressed the feedback and headlines which have depicted him as “flashy” for donning gold jewellery throughout the livestream.
“It’s not about me being flashy. It’s about me buying what I wish to buy,” Whitehead mentioned. “If I labored exhausting for it, I should buy what I wish to buy.”
Police mentioned no bodily accidents had been reported in reference to the theft although an investigation of the incident remains to be ongoing.
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