New York (AP) — A preacher known for his close friendship with the Mayor of New York, an armed thief who crashed a worship in a church in Brooklyn robbed more than $ 1 million of jewels on Sunday. In serious adversity, the police said.
Bishop Lamor Miller, who embraces a flashy lifestyle and is often seen driving around the Big Apple in Rolls-Royce-Whitehead said his leaders of tomorrow when police said three robbers had entered. I was preaching at the International Ministry. According to police, it is the property of Miller Whitehead and his wife, Asia K. Dosleys Whitehead.
The service was also livestreamed online.
In a video that appears to have been removed from the church’s social media channels, I hear Miller Whitehead asking his flock, “How many people have lost faith because they saw someone else die?” increase. Just before the robber enters the church.
Later, before a man in a black sweatshirt with a gun entered the frame, he was seen falling on his hands and knees and repeatedly saying, “OK, OK.” A man, also wearing a black face mask, approaches the mirror whitehead hidden behind the golden podium and can be seen stuffing the bishop’s jewels in his pockets.
Another man in similar clothes can be seen escaping for a few minutes towards Miller Whitehead. Miller-Whitehead said in a video posted on Instagram that a robber stripped off a collar, grabbed a chain, and held a gun on his little daughter’s face while stealing his wife’s jewelry.
Police said the robbers fled at the last white Mercedes seen on Avenue D near a church in the Canarsie district of Brooklyn. Neither Miller Whitehead, 44, nor Dosleys Whitehead, 38, were physically injured, police said. Their daughter was also unharmed.
In a video posted on Instagram, Miller Whitehead feels “the power of the devil” entering the church and doesn’t know if the shooter “wants to shoot the church or came for a robbery.” Stated. He said he was grateful that no one was injured.
“When I saw them enter the sanctuary with their guns, I told everyone to go out. They just went out,” said $ 50,000 for information that could lead to the arrest of the robber. Whitehead, who provided the reward, said.
A message asking for comment was left to tomorrow’s international ministry leaders.
Miller-Whitehead, 44, formed the leader of Tomorrow International Ministries in 2013 after being sentenced to five years in prison for theft and theft of personal information. Miller-Whitehead claims he was illegally convicted.
A city hall spokesman said New York City Mayor Eric Adams spoke with Miller Whitehead after the robbery on Sunday.
“No one in this city must be the victim of armed robbery, not to mention the leaders and congregations of our faith who worship in the house of God,” Adams said in a statement. “NYPD is investigating this crime and will make a tireless effort to bring the criminals involved to trial.”
In a video posted on YouTube on Monday, Miller Whitehead thanked the mayor for his support. He said the church service next Sunday would be as planned.
Former police captain Adams approached Miller Whitehead while serving as Mayor of Brooklyn. He served for eight years before becoming mayor in January. Miller-Whitehead made an unsuccessful bid last year to take over Adams at the post.
In May, Miller Whitehead was talked about when he appeared at the Rolls-Royce SUV’s Manhattan police station while trying to negotiate the surrender of a man accused of shooting a stranger on a New York city subway train. rice field.
Miller Whitehead told reporters at the time that he had “multiple conversations” with Adams about Andrew Abdullah’s surrender, but the suspect eventually went outside the office of the public defense organization that represented him. Was arrested by the police.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Miller Whitehead defended his glittering lifestyle and said, “I’m going to live his life the way God has set for him.”
“That doesn’t mean I’m flashy,” said Miller Whitehead. “It’s me to buy what I want to buy, and it’s my privilege to buy what I want to buy.”
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