One In Custody, Search For Four Others Over Robbery And Assault Of Pastor


Pastor Rex Major speaking to journalists yesterday after armed robbers attacked his home. Photo: Rashad Rolle/Tribune Staff


Tribune Staff Reporter


POLICE have one man in custody and are searching for four others in connection with the armed robbery and assault of  Pastor Rex Major on Thursday morning.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Stephen Dean said the man was taken into custody late on Thursday night and is assisting police with their investigations.

Pastor Major was gunbutted and robbed in his home early on Thursday morning by armed intruders, who also attempted to sexually assault his daughter.

In an interview with The Tribune hours after he was released from the hospital, Pastor Major, 80, and his family recalled how armed men smashed the glass of their French doors and ransacked their home before fleeing the area in a waiting vehicle. 

Pastor Major, of Grace Community Church, was at home with his wife and daughter at the time. He said he fought off the armed men during the ordeal because he "would rather die than live with his wife or daughter being raped or hurt" by anyone. 

His wife, 81-year-old Doreen Major, also told how she fought off one attacker who she feared was about to assault her adult daughter, Jewel. She said she used her body to shield her daughter from the attacker while simultaneously praying out loud.

The men reportedly made off with three televisions, a DVD player, an iPad and cash before fleeing - the second time in two months that the family has been robbed. Late last year, Pastor Major said thieves stole CD players and batteries from their vehicles.

Early last year his sister-in-law, who lives next door, had the glass doors at her home smashed and was robbed by armed men, one of whom held a knife to her throat during the home invasion. 

In recounting Thursday's ordeal, Pastor Major said he does not believe he was personally targeted but thinks that he was robbed because people assume pastors have money. 

However, he said he believes the crime problem is "out of control" because "society keeps making mistakes for criminals".

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact police at 911 or 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 328-TIPS.


John 5 years, 10 months ago

It's only a matter of time before the police catch these criminal retards. Then what the courts do is another thing


sansoucireader 5 years, 10 months ago

John, and you know we'll hear their cries about how they were beaten while in police custody.


Emac 5 years, 10 months ago

If they are beaten while in custody, then the beaters are no better than the criminal themselves. It would just be one vicious cycle. Law and order must start with those who enforce law obeying the law themselves.


Godson 5 years, 10 months ago

In all events as described, the police, the criminal retards and the officers of the court, as well as, John and sansoulreader... they are all products of The Bahamas

Should we now want to distance ourselves from them, or, should the issues that emanates from them be addressed and corrected in any other place than in the produce department of The Bahamas???

All of the above mentioned product has stamp labels that reads: 'MADE IN THE BAHAMAS'.

Please accept your responsibility in the matter as well. Only then can you begin to be part of the solution rather than a anonymous critic.

Godson 'Nicodemus' Johnson


John 5 years, 10 months ago

I pardon your ignorance, but if you have been reading posts over the past several years I have been offering my suggestions about how to combat crime. Several years ago I warned that if nothing is done swiftly to put a harness on crime it will overcome us and our judicial system will become useless. Yes I am a product of the Bahamas and proudly so. While our crime problem has been bred and festered in the Bahamas, we know that the roots of it were imported and continues to be fueled, by television, by music, by kids games loaded with violence and mayhem and by social media. Your comment is pointless, since you don't know me and neither do you know my real involvement in the fight against crime. Lead by example or get the behind me....


John 5 years, 10 months ago

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!


lazybor 5 years, 10 months ago

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