LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Police are looking for two men dressed like Mormon missionaries who asked a man to talk about religion before robbing him at gunpoint.

Sgt. Andrew Pennucci says he couldn't speculate whether the men were legitimate missionaries.

Police released home surveillance photos of two men they believe robbed the resident June 27 at a home in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

The victim told police a pair of men dressed in white dress shirts, black slacks and black ties knocked on his door early in the morning — about 6:20 — and asked to speak about religion. Police say the victim spoke with the men for about five minutes before they jumped him, punched him and stole property at gunpoint.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal said the suspects were described as being in their early to mid-20s. An image captured by a security camera shows both men with the dress and dark backpacks typical of missionaries, but neither was wearing identifying name tags issued by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to its real missionaries.


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