Police say that the two men in their mid-twenties knocked on the victim’s door at about 6 am and asked to speak to him about religion. The resident, seemingly believing their words and taking their white shirts and black ties at face value, engaged in conversation with the two men for a few minutes before the tone changed radically. Apparently then he was “jumped and punched” before being robbed at gunpoint and running away. What they took is unclear.
Mormon church officials expressed dismay about the events, saying, “it is unfortunate to learn that thieves are imitating LDS missionaries,” before adding that real missionaries are issued name tags emblazoned with the church logo. The thieves did not appear to have similar tags, but the footage does not appear to be totally conclusive.
The accused thieves have not yet been caught, so it seems that Las Vegas citizens may want to take care with LDS missionaries for the near future.
However, the other big question is, what made the victim so receptive to a 6:20am doorbell ring?
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