Oakland COGIC Pastor Cornell Wheeler Robbed of Money and Jewelry After Church Service

Oakland Pastor Cornell Wheeler Robbed of Money and Jewelry After Church Service

We wonder why this pastor felt the need to where $8000 in jewelry and have $30o in cash in him. For the robbers to target him he must have been flaunting it pretty tough. SMH.

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Pastor Cornell Wheeler is counting his blessings. He’s out $8,000 in jewelry and $300 in cash but, as he puts it, he’s lived another day.

Sunday night after church he stopped for dinner at Lena’s Soul Food Café in Oakland where he seems to know everyone. As he got into his car he was robbed.

“I get one foot in, then this guy comes from across the street and approached me and he had a gun down like this with his hand on top of the gun and said ‘give me your money and give me your jewelry’,” Wheeler told KPIX 5 reporter Ann Notarangelo on Monday.

Other people witnessed the event but didn’t realize it was a robbery because the suspects were standing so close, as if they knew him.

Wheeler described his assailants. “Middle 30′s early 40′s these were not youngsters. We cannot blame them this time. These were some guys who knew what they were doing. Well skilled, not sloppy. So this lets me know they have done this many times before.”

But it was a first for him.. and his only thoughts were his family and friends and wondering if he’d get out alive.

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