HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police are searching for three men in connection to an armed robbery outside of a Hialeah home that sent a man to the hospital after he accidentally cut himself with glass.
7News cameras captured a heavy police presence outside of the home, located along the 700 block of West 23rd Street, at around 4 p.m., Thursday.
Hialeah Police units responded to the home about an hour earlier.
The home was cordoned off with yellow crime scene tape, as officers were seen speaking with someone in the driveway.
According to investigators, the subjects approached four victims as they were arriving home and robbed them at gunpoint.
A neighbor who asked to remain anonymous said he saw one of the armed robbers as he drove down the road.
“He was standing there with a gun when I passed by,” he said. “He was aiming at somebody. I don’t know who.”
Police said the robbers grabbed several valuables before they fled the scene.
Hialeah Fire Rescue officials said they had initially received reports of a man with gunshot wounds. First responders arrived to find a man with deep lacerations to his neck and hand.
Detectives said the man was one of the victims who was injured when he cut himself with broken glass while trying to run into his home.
Paramedics transported the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment.
“It’s very scary, especially when it’s somebody you know,” said a relative of the man who was injured.
Cameras captured broken glass and bloodstains on the front steps of the home. They also showed family members as they arrived at the orange residence.
Now neighbors are extending a helping hand to the family that was targeted.
“I’m here for the family. If they need anything, they can come knock on my door,” said an area resident.
The relative of the man who was injured said he hopes for a quick recovery.
“I hope everything is OK,” he said.
Police have not provided further details about the robbery, as they continue to investigate.
If you have any information on this robbery or the subjects’ whereabouts, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.
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