Armed robbery caught on camera at NW Miami-Dade flea market

NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men caught on camera robbing four people at a flea market in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Surveillance cameras captured the armed robbery at the Tropicana Flea Market parking lot in the area of Northwest 30th Avenue and 36th Street, at approximately 6:45 a.m., on Sunday, Sept. 15.

“We still need to get these two individuals behind bars,” Miami-Dade Police Detective Argemis Colome said. “They took money, property, wallets, phones. When you have a gun pointed at your face, that could be the last thing you ever see or know.”

 

They first targeted a woman before making their way to a minivan. One of them pointed a gun at the man behind the wheel and a teenage passenger, according to police.

Once they took everything they could, the crooks fled the scene and fired off a shot while fleeing.

“This individual shoots a round off from the gun. Fortunately, that round did not strike anybody that was in the vicinity,” Colome said.

As they ran away, they spotted a man just getting his work day started, so they rob him as well.

If that wasn’t enough, they pistol whipped the guy before they took off — for good this time. They haven’t been spotted since.

“They just walked up. They saw the first people they encountered,” Colome said. “Those are the first people they attacked and victimized, but once they run off themselves after they fire the round, it’s almost like a getaway type of round, then they get one more victim.”

Detectives described the men as being between the ages of 20 to 25 years old.

If you have any information on this armed robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.

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