Pastor and Gospel Singer Marvin Winans Carjacked and Robbed in Detroit
We are praying for Pastor Marvin Winans.
Detroit pastor and gospel singer Marvin Winans, who delivered the eulogy at pop star Whitney Houston’s funeral this year, was robbed and carjacked at a gas station in his home city Wednesday afternoon, CNN affiliates WXYZ and WDIV report.
Winans, pastor at Perfecting Church on Detroit’s east side, had just walked out of the Detroit station’s convenience store and was about to pump gas into his SUV when four men exited the store and attacked him, he told WXYZ.
The attackers kicked him and took his wallet and his purple 2012 Infiniti QX56 SUV, he said. Winans suffered cuts and bruises to his face, hands and arms, and his pants were torn, WDIV reported.
Specifically, the three or four young men fled with his gray Louis Vuitton wallet containing $200, his $15,000 Rolex gold-and-diamond-encrusted watch and the deep-burgundy 2012 Infiniti QX56 SUV he was driving, according to Detroit police.
The Detroit Press stated there was as many as 10 young men, ages 18 to 20, were in the station when Winans paid for his gasoline, and the attackers apparently followed him to his car. Pastor Winans was able to describe only the one who spoke with him: 5 feet 4, in his late teens, wearing a white T-shirt and dark jeans, police said.
“This kind of nonsense just has to stop … it’s just the savageness of what’s happening in the streets. We just have to take a look at ourselves and say this has to stop,” he told WXYZ. Source
We can’t believe these men went so far as to rip off his pants, nearly break his fingers and ultimately stole his car.
UPDATE from MyFox Detroit:
Pastor Marvin Winans’ luxury SUV has been found after he was beaten, robbed and carjacked on Wednesday. Two people authorities have identified as perpetrators in the crime have not been taken into custody, according to Detroit Police.
Meanwhile, police raided an address Thursday on Tyler Street looking for carjackers. It is just one block from the Citgo where Winans was carjacked.
Police were armed with two arrest warrants for two brothers. A tip said the wanted brothers had been living on Tyler. Neighbors say the boys’ dad was home alone, but his sons were gone.