Two men have been arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Brooklyn preacher during a live-stream sermon in July.
Bishop Lamor Whitehead and his wife were robbed of $1 million in jewelry at his rented storefront church in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn on July 24.
Live-stream video shows the bishop lay on the floor, raise his hands and say “Yo! All right, all right, all right” as three armed men entered the church and approached him. The suspects pointed guns at Whitehead and his wife, who was holding their infant daughter.
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Whitehead was accused of staging the robbery as a stunt to draw attention to his ministry on Remsen Ave. near Avenue D.
On Wednesday, the NYPD announced Juwan Anderson and Say-Quan Pollack, both 23, were arrested in their Brooklyn homes. A third suspect is still at large.
“I’m extremely happy,” Whitehead told the NY Daily News at an initial hearing for the suspects at Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday.
“My wife was crying when she heard the news. We’re waiting for the last one to be arrested so we can move on with our life,” he said.
“This was turned around from me being a victim, to a villain, and today, you know, God gave me and my family a victory,” he said. “Because the tabloids and everybody has been talking about the narrative of the ‘bling’ pastor, and he had to have something to do with it.”