Bandits strike at Moravian church

Police are  investigating a robbery, which occurred around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday  in the car park of the Sharon Moravian Church, Sharon, St Thomas.

Two church officials – – including the priest Ezra Parris  and the organist Carl Ifill  — were pounced on by three masked men, including one armed with a firearm.

One of the victims reportedly received minor injuries, after he was slapped by one of the assailants.

Police are asking anyone with information that can  assist them in these investigations to contact police emergency number 211, Crime Stoppers at 1800 (TIPS) 8477, the District ‘D’ Police Station at 4191729, 419-1726, or the nearest police station.

Lawmen have also called on members of the public to be on their guard during the Yuletide season. Simple safety tips can include:

  • When parking your vehicle to go shopping, or participating in other activities, avoid parking in remote areas, and park in lit and travelled areas.
  • When returning to your vehicle, scan the interior of your vehicle to be sure that no one is hiding inside, or that you were not followed.
  • When exiting your vehicle, scan the surroundings to be sure that persons are not lurking on the outside.
  • Have your keys in your hand when approaching your vehicle to avoid delays by fumbling and looking for your keys.
  • Do not resist if someone tries to take your property.
  • Do not chase someone who robs you, they may have a weapon, instead call 211.


19 Responses to Bandits strike at Moravian church

  1. Lennox hewitt December 22, 2016 at 10:15 am

    You leave out useing cell phone going to there vehicles i see Dario n Neily boy doing that so stop it wunna easy to rob cannot concentrate on who around .

  2. Lennox hewitt December 22, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Agravated robbery n church yard now men gone a bit further now there just made the biggest mistake ever trouble god people ?

  3. Faith Angel
    Faith Angel December 22, 2016 at 10:34 am


  4. Keith Forde
    Keith Forde December 22, 2016 at 10:43 am


  5. Tyrel Prince
    Tyrel Prince December 22, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Hope they hit a pole and die

    • Mhizzjoan Moore
      Mhizzjoan Moore December 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      I wid u, ppl saying it ain’t a nice thing to say,but let one if these unemployed bastards that refuse to work brek into them house or stick them up at gun point an rob them ,let’s see how they will feel after that, an I know they will not feel comfortable in the own home again cause every noise gine scare them

  6. Goody Gmarts
    Goody Gmarts December 22, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Tyrel Prince if your Christian that’s some fine Christian qualities you’re displaying there.

  7. Goody Gmarts
    Goody Gmarts December 22, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    But then again the god of the bible is a vindictive god so why can’t you Tyrel Prince.

  8. jrsmith December 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    @, Lennox H, hail, hail, are you really serious.. 15 pastors in the world is worth almost a billion dollars , where you think that came from…

  9. Natalie Sealy Nicole Sealy
    Natalie Sealy Nicole Sealy December 22, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Them really think god does sleep .

  10. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain December 22, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Tyrel Prince….that is not a nice thing to say…..but I do hope it is not anyone you know or related to who committed that theft. #smdh

  11. Mazie Taylor
    Mazie Taylor December 22, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Deliver us from evil Amen.Thankyou Lord.

  12. Mack December 22, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    These criminals know that in Barbados, the penalties for serious crime is so little and Attorney’s Holder and Pilgrim are so good at obtaining bail for them, so it come down to risk and reward. The rewards are more attractive than the risk. So serious crime will continue on. Ignored by those authorities who Govern. Once there are not a victim it is OK.

  13. Peter December 22, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Church is a money making business. You pay for the preacher to forgive your sins on Sunday then Monday you gone and commit the same sin again. No wonder there is a church almost every 100 feet apart. So much hypocrites in Bim.

    • Free Market Apologetics December 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Why are you so misinformed in the age of much knowledge, Peter. Sins are forgiven by a price that has already been paid — The crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews — more notably those churches you speak of that are 100 feet apart suggest they are denominations of different schools of thought under One Universal Church…Ephesians 4:5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all… and none of them are the medieval Roman Catholic Church who sold indulgences to sinners who thought money could purchase exoneration in heaven.
      The Apostle Paul of Taros wrote to the Church of Ephesus in an epistle called Ephesians — Chapter 2: 8 – 9 Paul posits For it is by grace [God’s remarkable compassion and favor drawing you to Christ] that you have been saved [actually delivered from judgment and given eternal life] through faith. And this [salvation] is not of yourselves [not through your own effort], but it is the [undeserved, gracious] gift of God; 9 not as a result of [your] works [nor your attempts to keep the Law], so that no one will [be able to] boast or take credit in any way [for his salvation].
      You are freely forgiven.

  14. MIIB December 22, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I would never condone acts of physical violence or intimidation on a fellow citizen, but you have been robbing the enslaved minds of Bim for centuries. Preying like a lion preys on the gazelle, You have been selling false hope to encourage paying of tithes as a way to your imaginary heaven whilst promoting sufferation. A church that cannot relate to the youth as nobody ain’t want hear that colonial stuff. Can’t pay light but pastor get his dues….Research the Christian church and its direct correlation to slavery. The way we as a people came to worship their blue eyed blonde hair deity that looks nothing like us.How we got the shack in the corner of the field, who delivered the sermons and the base line. Gods people? Just because you are in an extremely common plagiarised euro centric design which houses the most sodomities, prostitutues, peadeophiles, bad mind, grudge, envy amongst the rest of self imposed nonsense (SIN), I know three people that were conned out of their inheritances by corrupt pastors who preyed on the vulnerable elderly, (3) that is ridiculous, had wills changed to support the robbery and theft of house and land and one still in court process as the thieves were keen to note that even though she had dementia and has a power of attorney which they had not a clue about, the signature they have the audacity to claim is valid, they are wicked beyond approach. God peoples who have no sense of self awareness, culture awareness, spirituality etc and you can be riding a bike on a bus and you can speak with the creator anytime anyplace, Don’t need go in massa buildings, I won’t encourage it, not a nice experience but I won’t offer you sympathy or even try to empathise. Too wicked man. I still can’t condone that behaviour, I don’t roll with sheep…… They walk off cliffs

  15. Gee Zette
    Gee Zette December 22, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    These youngsters sick and need harsh punishments its just unfair that if one these idiots try to rob you and you happen to kill one that you have to deal with the system police lawyers maybe prison its getting out of hand

  16. North Point December 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Never steal from the church, so you three hard mout bandits better come forward and ask for forgiveness, other than that your lives will be pure HELL, whannah gine thief fuh the balanace of wannah lives.

  17. Jennifer December 23, 2016 at 1:07 am

    The church is not exempt from thievery, whether it is internal or external. @Peter – you pay for lies, nothing more. Man cannot take away or forgive sin, especially when he at the helm of it too.


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