West Palm Beach police say a man was trying to rob the St. Paul AME Church on Haverhill Road and hit the pastor over the head.The pastor of a suburban West Palm Beach church was hospitalized after being assaulted during a robbery Sunday morning.
Rev. Charles Scott, pastor of St. Paul AME Church at 3345 Haverhill Road, was changing in an office behind the church when he was struck in the head by a man. Scott fought back and was able to flee on foot, said Teri Barbera, spokeswoman for Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
There were no other witnesses to the robbery and since the suspect was wearing a mask during the attack, no one could positively identify the perpetrator. However deputies were able to recover DNA evidence from the scene, Barbera said