Brooklyn bishop robbed at gunpoint in the middle of church service

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Monday, July 25, 2022
Brooklyn bishop robbed at gunpoint in the middle of church service
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A bishop in Brooklyn was robbed at gunpoint in the middle of a church service.

CANARSIE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A bishop in Brooklyn was robbed at gunpoint in the middle of a church service.

The entire robbery was captured during a live stream.

Bishop Lamor Whitehead says three men waving guns stole hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from him and his wife.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. at Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries in Canarsie.

The bishop says the thieves drove away in a white Mercedes.

Bishop Whitehead ran for Brooklyn Borough President but was defeated by Antonio Reynoso.

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