On Wednesday, after rumors of flashy pastor Lamor Miller-Whitehead staging the July robbery himself, two men were arrested for the incident where the gun-toting masked men crashed a Brooklyn service and stole over $1 million in jewelry from the pastor and his wife.
Identified as Say-Quan Pollack and Juwan Anderson, both 23, the two out of three men who were seen in footage of the robbery were processed in the Brooklyn federal court. The third person charged in the case remained at large.
Anderson was to be released on $50,000 bail while Pollack was detained pending a bail application. The men stole jewelry from the pastor, Lamor Miller-Whitehead, and his wife, “terrifying the congregation in the process,” after entering the church service masked and clad in black, U.S. Attorney Breon Peace in Brooklyn said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Miller-Whitehead came to federal court Wednesday in order to dispel any notions that he was in on the crime, saying outside court that he hoped the arrests put to rest false rumors “that I had something to do with this. … My family and my church have been very traumatized. I’m hoping we get justice.”