It’s like a scene from a violent Quentin Tarantino picture with an odd twist of characters: two seemingly wholesome LDS missionaries make their way into a home jumping and beating a man they will eventually hold at gunpoint to rob.
Las Vegas police are looking for the two men, believed to be in their 20s, who robbed a man while posing as Mormon missionaries. The incident occurred on June 27, 2013, at approximately 6:20 a.m., according to the Las Vegas Police department.
The two men were wearing white shirts, ties, dark pants and backpacks were going door to door, when they came to a man’s residence near the corner of Flamingo and Buffalo, Las Vegas Metro Police officer Larry Hadfield told KSL.com news in Las Vegas.
The men told the homeowner they wanted “to speak to him about religion,” Hadfield said.
Las Vegas local LDS spokeswoman Kristen Howey sent the following release to The Blaze saying “we are saddened by this senseless crime.”
“Thankfully, impersonating missionaries is very rare,” she said.
Unfortunately for the crime duo, the homeowner has a home surveillance system installed on the outside of his house. He was able to give pictures of the alleged attackers to authorities, who are now scouring the area for the impersonators:
Police are looking for a white man in his early to mid-20s, about 5 foot 7 and 145 pounds, and a black man about the same age, between 5 foot 10 and 6 foot 1, and 210 pounds, the Las Vegas news reported.
As of Tuesday, there had been no other reported incidents of men posing as missionaries to rob residents.
“This is very limited to one incidence at this time,” Hadfield said.
Hadfield urged residents to use caution when strangers come to their doors.
“If anyone were to have someone come early or late soliciting anything, (I would encourage you) to be very cautious,” Hadfield said. “It would not be out of bounds or intrusive to ask for an employee ID or any religious ID those persons would have.”
Hadfield warned residents not to let strangers into their home and use your instincts, saying the red flag in this case should have been the time of day the fake missionaries showed up at the door.
Hadfield said he wasn’t “surprised by much anymore” even the men posing as missionaries to rob a home.