Police said jewelry worth around $1 million was taken from a bishop and his wife, CBS2’s Lisa Rozner reports.
Armed robbers made off with around US$400,000 worth of jewelry after storming into a church during a live-streamed service and shaking down the bishop and his wife, police said.
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Bishop Lamor Whitehead was about 10 minutes into his sermon when three gunmen entered the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries church in Brooklyn, N.Y., at around 11:15 a.m. and “displayed firearms and demanded property,” according to the New York Police Department.
The livestream of the incident shows the moment Whitehead noticed the men entering the church and dropped to the ground behind his lectern. People of faith gave their reaction to the situation as seen below.