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NY Pastor Robbed of $1M in Jewelry During Sermon [Video]

The crime happened at the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries church in the Canarsie neighborhood.




A religious leader in Brooklyn and his wife were robbed of $1 million in jewelry during a livestreamed sermon.

Three assailants, who were armed, entered the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries church in the Canarsie neighborhood at about 11:15 a.m. Sunday, NBC News reports. They demanded jewelry from Bishop Lamor Whitehead and his wife.

The suspects then ran out of the church and left in a white Mercedes-Benz, according to NBC News.

About 20 to 25 people were in attendance at the service, CNN reports.

No injuries were reported.

Police said an investigation is underway.


A spokesperson for Mayor Eric Adams stated: “No one in this city should be the victim of armed robbery, let alone our faith leaders and congregants worshiping in a House of God. The NYPD is investigating this crime and will work tirelessly to bring the criminals involved to justice.”

Watch a CBS New York video about the crime:



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