Miramar Police warn of recent string of kidnappings, robberies

MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - Miramar Police are warning residents and visitors to the city about a recent string of kidnappings and robberies in Miramar.

Last month, a 21-year-old woman was kidnapped and robbed by two women right outside of a Wells Fargo bank in Miaramar.

According to police, on Nov. 28, a woman was outside of a Wells Fargo bank, located along the 6800 block of Miramar Parkway, when the unimaginable happened.

“When I am by myself, I just break down and cry about it,” she said. “I can’t stop thinking about it.”

Police said two women targeted her, threatened her in order to force her into a vehicle, and then made her withdraw everything she had from the bank.

“She told me, ‘You are going to get in this car, or I am going to shoot you. You are not going to make any scene or anything,” explained the victim.

Police believe these women are responsible for at least a dozen crimes in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. They said the duo started scamming people a couple of months ago, primarily targeting women and immigrants near banks.

“I’m really hurt deep down, and I’m still thinking about it,” said the victim. “It’s not about the money… it’s about what they did.”

Now, police are warning the public to keep an eye out near banks, as these women have become increasingly more violent. “They’ve escalated this now to armed robbery and kidnapping,” said the officer, “and that’s what makes us so concerned, that they are becoming more violent.”

One of the subjects is described as a woman who is usually seen in medical scrubs and with gold teeth.

There is no picture of the second subject. However, she has a distinguishing mark on her hand, according to police. “Multiple victims have described a tattoo of a cross on her ring finger,” said a police officer.

If you have any information on these female crooks, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward.

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