A new societal low…
Two thugs robbed two priests at St. Helen Church in Lauderdale Lakes at gunpoint last month.
One of the priests is 77 years old.
He was giving the younger priest a tour of the church grounds.
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CBS Local reported:
Authorities are on the look-out, and asking the public for help, in finding two suspects who robbed a couple of priests at a church in Lauderdale Lakes.
Father Lesly Jean, according to Broward Sheriff’s Office, was taking a fellow priest on a tour of St. Helen Church in Lauderdale Lakes on July 18th around 10 p.m.
“You’ve definitely hit a new low when you’ll rob two priests in front of a church and have no remorse about it,” said Keyla Concepcion of BSO.
While walking southbound on Northwest 31 Avenue, the father noticed two men but didn’t think much of their presence.
The two suspects were caught on surveillance walking past the church and then prowling around the area. Four minutes later, they walk back toward the church and jump over the fence to confront the priests in the parking lot.
After asking the priests if they knew the location of the nearest bank, one of the suspects then took out a gun and pointed it at the victims.
One of the priests refused to get down, or hand over his belongings, and told the suspect “shoot me.” Fortunately he was not hurt.