Bride and Groom Robbed at Gunpoint
May. 14, 1990
NEW YORK (AP) _ A couple who hours earlier had promised to love each other for richer or for poorer were robbed at gunpoint of $13,000 in wedding gifts.
Four robbers in ski masks even took the bridal bouquet and the top of the wedding cake, police and family members said.
The newlyweds, Diane and Anthony Rohr, left their wedding reception early Sunday and stopped for a light in Brooklyn when another car cut them off and two armed men got out and demanded money, said police Sgt. Diane Kubler.
The bride, still in her gown, and the groom, in a tuxedo, were pulled from the car with the groom's brother and his wife, and the new Mrs. Rohr was thrown to the ground.
''Can you imagine, 10 minutes after your wedding, lying on the middle of the street with guns pointed everywhere?'' said Rosalie Williams, the mother of the bride.
Four men took the wedding gifts, which included cash and checks, and the car.
The shaken Rohrs went on their Caribbean honeymoon anyway.
''I made them go,'' said the groom's father, William. ''I told them, 'The thieves got everything material. They may have gotten the car and the money, but you still have each other and that's what counts.'''