Police: BK deacon beaten, robbed at Ocean Hill church

BROOKLYN - Colleagues are rallying around a Brooklyn deacon who was beaten and robbed in his Ocean Hill church. Police say a deacon was robbed in the basement of the Glover Memorial Baptist Church on Dean Street on Tuesday around 2 p.m.Authorities say two males approached the deacon, and one asked him for money. As he was about to tell the male he didn't have money on him, the suspect turned around and walked out the door. Then, they say the two suspects returned, grabbing one of the chairs and using it as a weapon to knock the deacon down before running off with several of his belongings.Police describe the two suspects as black teenagers who are about 5-foot-8 and weigh around 135 pounds. One of the men has a skull tattoo on the right side of his neck, authorities say.The deacon's colleagues say they don't want this incident to get in the way of worship.

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