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President of LDS Church mission robbed, briefly held

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Posted at 5:16 PM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 19:16:42-04

ARGENTINA – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints confirmed Wednesday that a man serving as the president of one of the LDS Church’s missions was robbed and briefly held by the assailants.

LDS Church Spokesman Dale Jones released a statement regarding the incident, which occurred last week. See below for the statement.

“David P. Robertson, president of the Argentina Buenos Aires West Mission, was robbed and briefly held last week on the night of September 24th. The assailants took his wallet, cell phone and vehicle, and then released him on the street. President Robertson is safe and has reported the incident to authorities.”

LDS Church officials did not specify Robertsons condition, but the statement made no mention of injuries.

According to a post on LDS.org, Robertson began serving in the position of mission president in July of 2014 at the age of 52.

According to a website managed by the LDS Church, the Buenos Aires West Mission is one of 12 missions in Argentina, where the LDS Church has an estimated membership of 421,971.