Three criminals stormed into a Buddhist temple in Brooklyn on Sunday afternoon and robbed a group of monks at gunpoint, according to police.
Around 2:30 p.m., three male suspects broke through the rear entrance of the Watt Samakki-Dhammikaram Buddhist Temple in in Flatbush and challenged the four monks inside, according to authorities. As the thieves fled with cash and personal belongings, one of the suspects reportedly displayed a revolver, according to the authorities.
The exact value of the stolen goods and the amount of money were not immediately disclosed. The suspects, according to the NYPD, fled north on Rugby Road on foot.
There have been no reported injuries or arrests, and the investigation is underway.
According to its website, the Buddhist temple primarily serves the Cambodian population residing in New York and New Jersey.