A local minister was robbed of his laptop computer while working at a homeless shelter earlier this week.

Police report that the Rev. Russ Chamberlain of Mercy Meals and More had his computer stolen from a temporary emergency shelter that had opened to protect the homeless during last week's bitter cold.

Chamberlain say his netbook was stolen sometime between 7 and 11 p.m. Sunday from the the Pilgrim Church's kitchen. New Bedford police Detective Capt. Steven Vicente, head of the major crimes unit, says that no arrests have been made in the theft.