NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - Three armed men robbed a Northwest Miami-Dade beauty supply store and held a store employee at gunpoint, July 14.
According to Miami-Dade Police Department’s Robbery Bureau, three armed men robbed Dream Girls & Guys Beauty Supply, located at 8315 N.W. 22 Ave.
Investigators said the men, who were all captured on surveillance video wearing dark blue hoodies, knocked on the door of the store. Once a female employee opened the door, they forcefully pushed their way in. That is when one subject pointed a gun at the employee’s face and grabbed her cellphone from her hand.
As this was happening, another subject demanded that she open the cash register.
The victim stated she did not know how. As they continued to hold this employee at gunpoint, they went to the back room where they found another female employee.
They then grabbed this second employee’s purse and removed an unknown amount of cash.
One of the victims is so frightened by the situation that she is afraid to return to work. “They had no masks on, no gloves, no nothing,” said the store owner, describing the surveillance video. “So they’re showing their face and they’re doing a robbery, so they thought ,’Oh, nobody is going to witness, nobody is going to live to tell the story,’ so they thought that they were going to shoot them.”
Moments later, the business’ motion detector alarm went off, sending all three men out the door. One man dropped the phone he had stolen on the way out, while another man got away with the second employee’s purse.
While they may not have only gotten away with a purse, it left a devastating mark on the store employees. “We worked so hard for something and for someone to just come take it in the blink of an eye, that’s not right,” the store owner said.
All three men, described as black males between the ages of 18 and 20 years old, fled the scene in an unknown direction.
Another beauty supply store, located on 269 N.E. 167th St., in North Miami Beach, was targeted on July 29. “He opened the door, he pulled a mask and he pulled a gun,” said store manager Adam. “I was scared they were going to shoot me, so I just opened the register, and they tell me to give them the cash.”
Gun drawn, the subject cleaned out the register.
If you have any information on either of these armed robberies, 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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