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“Bishop now you know damn well, you can’t do this in Brooklyn”
Video Shows Brooklyn Bishop Being Robbed at Gunpoint During Livestreamed Sermon, Thieves Stole $1M in Jewelry
A well-known bishop and his wife were robbed in the middle of a church service, and it was all caught on a live stream.
Brooklyn Bishop Lamor Whitehead was delivering his livestreamed sermon on Sunday (July 24), when a group of armed assailants interrupted the service and robbed him at gunpoint, CBS News reports.
Whitehead said shortly after he started the sermon, three or four men kicked in a door at the back of the room and marched toward him with guns in hand. “I said, ‘Alright, alright, alright,’ pretty much stating that I’m not going to do anything because I know you’re coming for me. You’re coming straight to me. I don’t want my parishioner's hurt. I’ve got women and children there,” Whitehead told the outlet. “As I got down, one went to my wife and took all her jewelry and had the gun in front of my 8-month-old baby’s face.”
The men took his bishop’s ring, wedding band, and various chains he was wearing underneath his robe. “They watched and they knew that I have other jewelry,” he explained, adding that he believes it was a targeted robbery. The whole moment was caught on the livestream of the sermon, although the men’s faces are not seen on camera. However, the stream did show a gun being pointed at Whitehead, who dropped to the ground and cooperated with the thieves.
Per the New York Times, police said the attackers made off with approximately $1,000,000 worth of jewelry.
Fif shared his thoughts via Instagram on Monday (July 25), the Queens legend wrote in the captioned. “👀 Mean while back in New York, they robbing the church while it’s in service. 🤷🏽♂️WTF @bransoncognac @lecheminduro”
At the time of the robbery, Whitehead said there were around 100 congregants in the room, including children. “My church is traumatized. The women and children are still crying. Babies are still crying,” he added. According to authorities, the assailants escaped the scene in a white Mercedes. Whitehead said that he previously helped turn in a suspect in the case of the fatal shooting of 48-year-old Daniel Enriquez back in May, and that might be why he was the target for the robbery.
In another video post, Fif wrote. “👀Bishop now you know damn well, you can’t do this in Brooklyn if you ain’t smacking shit !”
Not long after the incident, Whitehead took to Instagram to thank everyone for their prayers and support. He also described to everyone watching what took place:
"We were in church during morning service. And as I was preaching, I seen three to four armed men come in, and I just told my church — because see, when you’re a shepherd, right, you have to lead your sheep. You have to lead your sheep and you have to protect your sheep. And when I seen the armed men come in, you know, it was specifically for me. It was specifically for me, and of course my wife … I told everybody get down. Everybody just get down. I didn’t know if they wanted to shoot the church up or if they were just coming for a robbery.”
Back In 2018, Whitehead posted a video with Tekashi 6ix9ine, with a caption explaining that the rapper accepted Whitehead as his Bishop.