Pastor Marvin Winans Carjacked in Detroit

Four men robbed the gospel music legend at a gas station.

Posted: 05/17/2012 09:07 AM EDT

(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

It really is cold in the D. 


Police in Detroit, Michigan, are looking for four heartless thugs who carjacked famed gospel singer Pastor Marvin Winans Wednesday afternoon [May 16]. 

 

According to WXYZ Pastor Winans was buying gas for his purple Infiniti QX56 at Citgo station when at least two men jumped him from behind. The suspects kicked and punched the 54-year-old gospel music great, then took off with his vehicle and an undisclosed amount of cash.


Pastor Winans, who gave the eulogy at Whitney Houston’s funeral in February, sustained an injured hand as he attempted to fend off his attackers. The callous robbery saddened Winans more so than it angered him, especially given the fact that “nobody came to help,” at first.


“This kind of nonsense just has to stop," the pastor told WXYZ before being checked into a local hospital for treatment. "It’s just the savageness of what’s happening in the streets. We just have to take a look at ourselves and say this has to stop.”


As police continue the investigation into the case, Winans had a message for his jackers.


“Your life has to be bigger than sitting in a gas station and robbing innocent people," Winans said.


According to TMZ, police described three of the assailants as Black males.


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