The Rev. Rob Hamby was the guest preacher at Fort Worth Presbyterian Church last Sunday when his briefcase was taken. Security cameras caught images of a man and woman.
“What troubles me is that they would go to the church, not for help but to steal. I am shocked and frustrated that these people did it. But more than anything, I feel kind of sorry for them,” Hamby said.
About $2,000 in purchases were made on the minister’s credit and debit cards before he finished preaching, including the purchase of a $676 diamond ring. In addition to his wallet, Hamby’s computer valued at $2,600 was taken.
Hamby, who works as a campus minister at Texas Christian University, said he could have understood if the thieves used his credit cards to buy essentials but not luxuries that they did not need.