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 Submit.
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 price 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 dwell stream at dwelling.
“What number of of you may have misplaced your religion since you noticed someone else die?” Whitehead requested his congregation proper earlier than recognizing three masked gunmen.
“All proper, all proper,” the pastor mentioned as he bent right down to the bottom on his palms and knees.
Whitehead, who has been accused of being “flashy,” was sporting a maroon swimsuit, 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 youngsters 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 through the livestream.
“It’s not about me being flashy. It’s about me buying what I need to buy,” Whitehead mentioned. “If I labored exhausting for it, I should purchase what I need to buy.”
Police mentioned no bodily accidents have been reported in reference to the theft although an investigation of the incident remains to be ongoing.
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